In some cases, teens involved in a misdemeanor offense can be afforded the opportunity to participate in a diversion program for first offenders. Such a program can include VOM as a way of acknowledging and repairing harm. The VOM process often enables mediators to utilize a hybrid of both 'facilitative' and 'transformative' mediation process models in which both parties - in the presence of parents, advocates, or other support persons - come to a deeper understanding of the harm done and need for reconciliation. Even experienced mediators will require specialized training to conduct VOM. Such training is currently being coordinated with the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) in Polk County, a program that conducts extensive VOM casework in partnership with that County's Juvenile Department.