The Mediation Center is dedicated exclusively to the resolution of conflict by providing every individual in the Lincoln community with access to affordable, professional mediation services.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $40 per month provides a scholarship each month for a low-income Parenting Class participant - a total of 12 scholarships in a year. ($480)
- $50 pays for two hours of mediation for a low-income client.
- $10 per month pays for much needed mediation session supplies such as flip-boards, markers, and informational brochures. ($120)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
One of The Mediation Center's newest programs is Victim/Youth Conferencing in the Lincoln Public Schools' Middle and High Schools. This program brings youth who have committed an offense during school and their 'victim' together in a face-to-face meeting to learn from each other's perspective and find a way to solve the conflict and provide restitution. By participating in this, the youth stays out of the judicial system for an offence that might typically land them in front of a judge and, hopefully, learns a little bit about peaceful conflict resolution.
Point in fact: A student felt attacked by another student, certain that it was racially motivated, and responded physically. He was referred to a Victim/Youth Conference, led by The Mediation Center. During this conference he came to realize that his aggressive response not only negatively affected him but also negatively affected his family. This was a big "aha" moment for him. He worked with our facilitator and the other student to make it right while also working with our mediator on how to respond differently in the future. This type of positive outcome from a negative experience is precisely what the Victim/Youth Conference program works to achieve.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6130
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State of Nebraska: 708AD
610 J Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508