Shuttle or Separate Mediation

Shuttle or Separate Mediation

One way to protect a victim of domestic violence during the process of mediation is to separate the parties into different rooms, with the mediator moving between the two rooms during the negotiations, called shuttle mediation.  Separate mediation involves the parties appearing in the mediation center on completely different days.  In both cases, the victim may be more at ease and she can rely on the mediator to transfer information between the parties.  However, neither of these forms of separate mediation will negate the effect of the past fears of the victim, nor her fears of what may occur in the future.