Silva Solutions, Inc.
Silva Solutions specializes in the creating and training of
Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
for government agencies, juvenile courts, and corporations.
The Juvenile Mediation Practitioner Manual is a 'how to' for
conducting a successful Juvenile Mediation, whether you want
to become a Court Appointed Mediator, or simply start your
own Juvenile Mediation business. There are no laws in the
State of Georgia limiting, or restricting the practice of
Juvenile Mediation outside of the court system. The reader is
taken by the hand and guided through each step of a Juvenile
Mediation, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
This Juvenile Mediation Practitioner Manual is approved by
the Georgia Bar for use in the training of attorneys. The
information contained within this manual is easily adaptable
to satisfy the laws of your locale.
The corner stone of Juvenile Mediation is the healing process
between children in conflict with society and each other. John
Locke said that we left the forest to form government and
protect our property. What about our children, did they
become lost on our way to the Forum? Do we protect some,
while locking others up? Let us be of one mind and give our
children their childhood. We owe them that much.
Psychologists say our experiences in society determine our
destiny. The child is no different. Juvenile Mediation is crucial
for setting children back on the right course, while showing
them it is by far better to build bridges of friendships,
creating allies, than bullying another. Therein lies the power
of a child.
Theresa Da Silva Edwards earned her Juris Doctor
in Law, from John Marshall Law School (Georgia) in
1996, after graduating from Fordham University
(New York City), with a B.A. in Political Science.
During her third year in law school, she interned in
the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office,
litigating and mediating a caseload of about 20
cases daily. Theresa then went on to Clerk for the
Honorable Sanford Jones, Chief Judge of Fulton
County Juvenile Court.
Prior to engaging in her Juvenile Mediation
practice she served as Senate Information Officer
for the Senate of the State of Georgia. Dr. Da Silva
Edwards is a Juvenile Court Appointed Mediator
and served the Rockdale and Newton Counties
Juvenile Courts. She also served as Guardian ad
litem for Newton County Superior Court.
The Georgia Supreme Court certified Dr. Da Silva
Edwards as a General Mediator. Her corporation
specializes in the creating and training of
Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs for
government agencies, juvenile courts, and
corporations such as American Telephone &
Telegraph Company (AT&T).
Dr. Theresa Da Silva Edwards
Owner/CEO Silva Solutions, Inc.