Caroline Harmon-Darrow, PhD, MSW and colleagues published "Mediation in Criminal Misdemeanor Cases" in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society that explores the association of community based mediation in the inclusive model on court recidivism, versus a comparison group whose cases were prosecuted or treated as usual. Comparing two Maryland county district court criminal misdemeanors, authors found return to court was significantly lower among those who used mediation to resolve the misdemeanor's underlying dispute.
More details can be found at: https://ccjls.scholasticahq.com/article/30144-mediation-in-criminal-misdemeanor-cases
Charkoudian, L., Walter, J., Harmon-Darrow, C., Bernstein, J. (2021). Mediation in criminal misdemeanor cases. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 22(3), 14-29.