The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs.
The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, September 9-10, 16-17, and 23 at the I.U. Maurer School of Law. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, $260 if received by August 28. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or, phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Visit www.cjamcenter.org to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.