This analytical summary presents findings from the 2012 to 2013 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) examining public attitudes and experiences of the family justice system, including mediation.
Overall, the CSEW shows that although the public’s direct experience of the family justice system (FJS) was limited, those who had been involved reported positively on their experiences. Around half of adults were aware of the FJS and mediation as an alternative to court. Overall, the majority of adults were confident in the FJS.
Supplementary Excel tables are provided alongside this report.