Divorce Mediation in the British Jewish Community: A Case Study of a Failed Good Idea

By Barry A. Kosmin, Marlene Cohen

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

Although the value of divorce mediation had been supported by research and the service was welcomed by the professional community, the Jewish Family Mediation Service on London closed its doors after only 3 years because of underutilization. One of the major reasons for its failure may have been that mediation requires its users to be in an emotive state conducive to its process, which occurs rarely. In addition, the concept of divorce mediation was an unfamiliar one in Great Britain.

Topic: Social Services, Conflict Resolution, Divorce

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Great Britain

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kosmin, Barry A. Cohen, Marlene. Divorce Mediation in the British Jewish Community: A Case Study of a Failed Good Idea. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3334


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