Our Center creates 'Live & Learn' opportunities in the community. Who wouldn't want a second chance, wouldn't you? A teen who felt pressured to fight or steal because he doesn't have the money, or feels that drugs are the only way to escape depression. Parents who want to learn how to help their child get to school and stay in school and individuals who thought the court was the best way to resolve an issue and now want a second chance to make amends outside the courtroom. Our Center provides Mediation/Reconciliation services and programs that allow us to work with people of all ages through difficult times. Please join us in keeping the center available before, during and after COVID-19 for our teens and families to always have a second chance.
We can show the depth of compassion and kindness we have towards one another when we care enough to listen. Will you consider listening to our call for donations and keep our Center in the community?
MEDIATION GROWS OUR NATION
The Conflict Resolution Center provides 6 different Mediation Programs to the community and surrounding areas. Learn more about each program, get to know the hard-working team that keeps it going, and read the 'Stories of Change' that keep our center hopeful for a better tomorrow at our website www.nomoreconflict.org.
JUST A FEW OF OUR PROGRAMS
TEEN COURT: Allows Teens an opportunity to avoid the legal system by seeing how their current actions can affect them long term if they don't change bad habits or behaviors. We get to hold mock trials in a REAL courtroom with teen volunteers interested in practicing law for there future career! This is a great way for teens to learn public speaking while being assigned as a Defense or Prosecuting Attorney, bailiff, clerk, and jurors. The students who are sent to Teen Court through a referring officer do not get charged or have a criminal record. They instead get assignments that they need to complete and community service time assigned to them depending on there case (or incident that occurred in school or the community). We've had some wonderful experiences from teens who come in because they've gotten into trouble and turned their life around by making better choices. Some have even decided to stay on with Teen Court after they've completed and become some excellent volunteers!
STOP PROGRAM: Shoplifting affects thousands of small and large businesses a year. In these financial hard times, we look to help those who shoplift understand the effects of there actions by allowing them a second chance to do community service and participate in classes to get their case dismissed in court. They are recommended by the court and approved by the stores. We have helped many teens and adults understand the severity of shoplifting. No two cases are alike, so we do our best to listen and provide to each individual. A mother who shoplifts for baby clothes and food should be instructed as to where she can get those provisions without stealing, a depressed teen who has never known how to cope with there emotions should be encouraged to seek therapy, and those who steal for fun need to learn the consequences clearly enough in order to avoid it becoming a repeat habit.
To provide services that help give a second chance by confronting conflict, creating opportunities, and empowering youth. We recognize that we are all being impacted by COVID-19, but know that giving always comes around and we want to keep that cycle going at our center. Join today and donate!