Dmitry Medvedev approved the Plan for Developtment of Mediation Network

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the "Plan for Development until 2017 of the Mediation Network for Restorative Justice for Children Who Have not Attained the Age at Which Criminal Responsibility Begins". Decree on this was signed by him on July, 30.

The Plan defines the main goals, objectives and actions to create a network of mediation services, as well as organization of their work, specialist training, and ways of implementation with their help of mediation and restorative practices as means of protecting children and adolescents.

According to the approved Plan, mediation network is a two-tier system in which the first level is its head organization - the Federal Center for Mediation and Development of Restorative Justice, which is a subdivision of FSBI "Federal Institute of Mediation", operating under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.