The Centinela Youth Services program uses a Restorative Justice Model which means that the interaction between the offender and the victim is the outcome, not punishment. Here is a quote from their website: "The Judicial Council of California recognized the CYS VORS program as a model victim/offender mediation program that is proven to reduce recidivism by 50%. "
I do not know exactly what disclosures or advisements they give before the mediation, so, if no one else answers, I suggest calling them at (310) 970-7702. In general, as a former restorative justice advocate myself, I believe they will be looking for him to "take responsibility" for the alleged theft, and the victim will talk about impacts. good luck. www.losangelesdefenders.com