The Mediation Center is dedicated solely to the resolution of conflict by providing affordable, professional, effective mediation services to every individual in the Lincoln community.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $4 per month provides a family mediation session for a low-income client to mediate a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children. ($48)
- $10 per month provides 12 scholarships each year for low-income Parenting Class participants - teaching them how to parent their children in the midst of conflict created by divorce. ($120)
- $15 per month provides the means for staff to go out into the community throughout the year to present and inform to school classrooms and community groups on how to deal with conflict. ($180)
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: 708AI
610 J Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508