(Victim-Offender) Penal Mediation [Ποινική Διαμεσολάβηση]
The process of the penal mediation, as it is described in law 3500/2006 (http://www.isotita.gr/var/uploads/NOMOTHESIA/VIOLENCE/N%20%203500-2006.pdf) is that the prosecutor investigates the possibility for mediation to be enforced first with the offender. Prerequisites are the promise of the offender that:
• he/she won’t repeat the offence and that that he/she will leave the house if the victim wishes so,
• he/she accepts to attend specific therapeutic program for offenders and
• he/she must immediately restore any damages and compensate the victim.
Given that the above prerequisites are met, the prosecutor informs the victim and if she/he consents, and if the two parties reach an agreement, the mediation process starts.
During mediation prosecution is pending, and if the offender complies with the terms of the mediation for a 3-year period, the process is finalized and the criminal claim of the State for this crime is eliminated . The prosecutor has the duty to monitor if the offender complies with the mediation terms and, if not, s/he interrupts the mediation process and initiates penal procedures.
Aims and objectives
articles 11-14 of the Law 3500/2006 for combating domestic violence. Only for misdemeanors, the Public Prosecutor investigate the possibility for mediaton. If mediation starts the prosecution is pending.
Results and impact
No evaluation was conducted
Ministries of Interior, of Education, of Justice, of Economics, of Health and Social Solidarity, of Public Order
Stakeholder, Firstname: Not applicable - it is included in a law
Stakeholder, Family name: Not applicable - it is included in a law
Nuts code: EL