Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Peer Mediation



Heartwarming video story about my former employer, L.A. County Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Services, and their peer mediation program. The problem is that the meritorious program is in only a few schools, when it should be in ALL of them! The funds allow for only a couple of on-site trainers, when there should be an army of them. This is our best hope for teaching peace to the next generation. This program has been around for 20 years now, with outstanding results, and yet instead of growing, its budget keeps getting slashed. Very dispiriting, especially as campuses become increasingly violent. Every lawyer in L.A. should be required to contribute $100 per year to keep this program alive and flourishing.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Jerry,

This video is such a fabulous success story! I'm working on starting a peer mediation program for the university I work for. This story was inspiring and confirmed my belief in peer mediation!

Sincerely,
Colleen Ryan