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The Peacemaker Program
CJ 219 Restorative Practices: Mediation
This course will be offered Spring Semester 2010. Please check again in October for more information!
Brenda E. Episcopo, Executive Director, The Peacemaker Program
This course presents the history and philosophy of mediation, an informal dispute resolution
practice. It analyzes key concepts, including conflict, language, power, diversity, equity,
justice, communication styles and creative problem-solving techniques. It addresses the
role of mediation in civil and criminal justice disputes and discusses current controversies.
Through role-plays and mediations supervised by certified mediators, it applies principles
the solution of hypothetical and real civil, juvenile, family, and other disputes.
Supervised and independent mediation experiences are made available as students qualify for them.
Successful completion may result in eligibility to apprentice in certified mediation programs.
SOME LINKS OF INTEREST
198 methods of nonviolence
Peace Women Across the Globe
Alliance for Conflict Transformation
Alternatives to Violence Project
Conflict Resolution Information Source
The Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
The Center for Court Innovation
Discipline that Restores
Gross National Happiness
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation
Justice Studies Association
New York State Dispute Resolution Association
The Peace and Justice Studies Association
peer mediation links
Pay It Forward Foundation
The Third Side
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