Conflict Resolution

Interviews

Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office Of Court Administration

Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office Of Court Administration

Dan Weitz oversees dispute resolution programs for the New York court system. Here he talks about mediation.

 

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Articles

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center: Community Assessment and Perceptions

In Spring 2003, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center conducted a formal survey to assess the needs and concerns of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, community, as well as to gauge the community’s use and awareness of the Mediation Center. The Operation Data survey provided a forum for community members to voice their concerns about issues of quality of life, safety, services, conflict, and diversity in their neighborhood.

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Articles

Community Impact Panels

In order to sanction offenders who commit certain low-level offenses and educate them about the effects of their actions, planners at Midtown Community Court came up with the idea of Community Impact Panels: mediated sessions in which community members meet with offenders to discuss the impact of their offenses on the community.

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Strengthening Communities: Mediation in Crown Heights

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center follows a model of community-based mediation and uses it to address community conflict in Crown Heights. “Having a forum where [community members] can go to air their differences can relieve a lot of the tension that might otherwise build up,” Maureen O’Connor, a volunteer mediator, explained. “Even when the mediation session doesn’t end in a reconciliation, … it can diffuse a lot of antagonism.”

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Links

National Association for Community Mediation

The National Association for Community Mediation’s stated purpose is to support the maintenance and growth of community-based mediation programs, to present a compelling voice in appropriate policy-making and legislative arenas, and to encourage the development and sharing of resources for these efforts. Its site lists grant opportunities, programs and initiatives, links, articles, and training programs. Users can also search for community mediation centers.

http://www.nafcm.org/

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Office of Dispute Resolution – U.S. Department of Justice

The Office of Dispute Resolution coordinates the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Department of Justice. The office is responsible for ADR policy matters, ADR training, assisting lawyers in selecting the right cases for dispute resolution, and finding appropriate neutrals to serve as mediators, arbitrators, and neutral evaluators. The office also coordinates the Interagency ADR Working Group, an organization that promotes the use of ADR throughout federal executive branch agencies, which was created by the President and is chaired by the Attorney General. Its site offers numerous resources and publications.

http://www.justice.gov/olp/adr/

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New York State Unified Court System – Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs oversees all Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in the Unified Court System, and works with judges, court administrators and members of the bar to design dispute resolution programs that are responsive to the needs of the communities and court environments in which they operate. It also administers the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program, which provides a community-based forum for the resolution of disputes that might otherwise become civil, family and criminal courts cases.

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ip/adr/index.shtml

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American Arbitration Association

The American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and widespread use of prompt, effective and economical methods of dispute resolution. Its site is full of information about all forms of dispute prevention and resolution, including mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, partnering, dispute review boards and other related alternative dispute resolution processes.

http://www.adr.org/

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American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution develops and offers educational programs, provides technical assistance, and produces publications that promote problem-solving in the provision of dispute resolution services. Its site lists its ongoing projects, offers publications, and has a section for featured resources.

http://www.abanet.org/dispute/

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Association for Conflict Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Its site details the association—its membership, programs, and conferences—while the online library offers a wide range of articles, publications, newsletters, and research studies about conflict resolution.

http://www.acrnet.org/

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