The Dayton Mediation Center's training for their Neighbors and Police Together Project was featured in the March 2017 newsletter from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation!
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Dayton REC Training for Neighbors and Police Together Project
The Dayton Mediation Center hosted a two-day Responding Effectively to Conflict training for their new Neighbors and Police Together Project. This innovative project, developed by officers, neighbors and the mediation center, is an effort to build significant relationships between Dayton Police Officers and residents of the Dayton Community.
Lead Trainer, Janet Mueller, says the workshop participants had rich discussions about understanding conflict and gained insights into how they could more effectively handle difficult conversations. In addition to learning about conflict from a transformative perspective and getting to know each other in the workshop, participants will have a one-on-one experience in the community together and participate in a planning session to decide how they can support this effort going forward.
This project is funded in part from a grant from the JAMS Foundation and The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM). As a part of the grant, the Mediation Center will contribute to the development of a guide on how replicate a neighbor police training project in communities around the country. This guide will be free to NAFCM member centers and will be available this summer. For more information on this project please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org