District Criminal Court Mediation - FAQ
Authored By: North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
In 2007, the North Carolina legislature adopted G.S. 7A-38.3D. That legislation established a framework for certifying and regulating mediators conducting such mediations. That same year, the North Carolina Supreme Court adopted rules providing for program operations and implementing the certification process set out in the new legislation. The new legislation and rules were intended to strengthen, formalize and standardize existing efforts to mediate misdemeanor criminal cases and to encourage judicial districts that were not mediating such disputes to do so.