The Mediation Center, dedicated to the resolution of conflict, provides professional, effective mediation services to every individual in the community regardless of ability to pay.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $10 per week provides one scholarship each month for a Parenting Class participant - a total of 12 scholarships in one year. ($520)
- $20 per month helps provide training materials for Peer-to-Peer mediations in the high schools. ($240)
- $100 pays for a session of mediation for a low income client.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
The Mediation Center’s Victim/Youth Conference program, in partnership with the Lincoln Public Schools’ Project Restore, serves students who have committed an offense in the school. It involves a face-to-face meeting between the youth who offended and his/her victim, mediated by a trained facilitator. This meeting allows each youth to hear the other’s perspective and work together toward a shared agreement on how to make things right. Youth who participate in a conference have done something that, typically, would land them in front of a judge. This process keeps them out of the judicial system and exposes them to peaceful conflict resolution.
Seven high school girls, divided into two camps, got into a physical altercation over the ownership of an item. The facilitator met with each of them individually first to help them focus on the impact of what had happened. Then all seven, along with their parents, came together for the conference. The 2 youth who had been at the center of the fight had taken this seriously and recognized what a negative impact their aggressive actions had had on themselves and their families. To the facilitator’s delight, these 2 girls took it upon themselves to lead a restorative conversation with the others during the conference, discussing and agreeing on actions they could take to never let this happen again. Success!
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6130
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State of Nebraska: 708AI
610 J Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508