Mediation

Overview

Community-based mediation is a structured, confidential, and voluntary process in which people involved in a dispute sit down with a neutral third party and attempt to resolve their conflict. Mediation, as practiced in places like the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, can provide a positive, non-adversarial way to solve conflicts. A mediator does not offer solutions, but instead facilitates an open discussion in which both sides present their views.

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Articles

In-School Mediation: Conflict Resolution in a Brooklyn School

At New York City’s Middle School 61, high levels of conflict between students has been a chronic problem. The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center’s School Justice Center has worked intensively with schools to transform their culture and promote peaceful resolutions to conflict.

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Interviews

Deborah Kendrick, Community Mediation Coordinator, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

Deborah Kendrick is the community mediation coordinator at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Here she discusses her training, experiences and the challenges she faces as a mediator.

 

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Most Popular Research

Publications

Working Together: How a Neighborhood Justice Center in Harlem is Building Bridges and Improving Safety

Working Together: How a Neighborhood Justice Center in Harlem is Building Bridges and Improving Safety

By Carolyn Turgeon

A description of the Harlem Community Justice Center, a unique multi-jurisdictional community court that hears a mix of family and housing court cases.

Publications

There Are No Victimless Crimes: Community Impact Panels at the Midtown Community Court

There Are No Victimless Crimes: Community Impact Panels at the Midtown Community Court

By Robin Campbell

A description of Community Impact Panels, a unique response to quality-of-life offenses piloted by the Midtown Community Court.

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