The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) prides itself on continuously developing and expanding opportunities to build community and strengthen the justice system through the resolution of everyday conflicts.
Flexible, free services, provided by committed staff and volunteers continue to improve the lives of thousands of people each year who are able to participate in mediation as a way to resolve their dispute.
Check out CCR's Juvenile Re-Entry Mediation Program article in the Dispute Resolution Journal, written by Programs Director Rae Kyritsi and Ginevra Francesconi.
CCR announces new Community-Police Mediation Program. Check out the press release HERE.
Read "Preparing Detained Juveniles for Re-Entry: Conflict Management Training and Mediation in Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center," prepared by Resolution Systems Institute.
A BROKEN FRIENDSHIP RESTORED
Theresa’s son had been living with her friend LaTonya since the latter lived in an area less prone to gangs and violence. They came to mediation because their relationship had deteriorated to the point where LaTonya was seeking a stalking/no-contact order against Theresa for allegedly threatening to kill her.
To make matters more complex, both women were deaf and therefore had many mutual friends and connections through the deaf community. Mediation allowed the women the chance to have a meaningful conversation, express their feelings, and reach an understanding that repaired their friendship.