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  • Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island - HOME
    on the past Self determined You determine and craft the solution that works best for you rather than having a judge or expert decide for you Affordable Mediation usually costs less in money time and emotional drain compared to hiring lawyers and going to court and saves the toll paid by everyone involved should the conflict continue unresolved Confidential You are able to keep your private matters private because mediators hold all mediation discussions and agreements in confidence and cannot be compelled to testify should the matter go before a judge Satisfying Durable Based upon having actively resolved the conflict themselves parties often feel satisfied about the process and the agreement Personal pride and the likelihood of compliance are generally elevated through mediation Mediation is not a determination of who is right and wrong and the mediator is not a judge fact finder or decision maker Mediators do not give legal advice Choosing to mediate does not preclude you from your right to try other options such as litigation or arbitration Mediation Matters A landlord tenant mediation success story A local affordable housing complex referred two families to CMCRI Both families had been engaged in an extended feud that had resulted in multiple complaints to the management and Providence Police by members of both families and by their neighbors Frustrated by its inability to dispel the fighting between the families the management staff in the housing complex let the families know that they were both facing eviction unless they were willing to work on the issues in a mediated setting CMCRI staff then engaged in several weeks of behind the scenes shuttle diplomacy to promote trust in and understanding of the process to perform intakes and to get all parties to agree to come to the table On the day

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  • ABOUT - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    and develop better listening communication and collaboration skills in order to improve both their professional and personal relationships In providing these core services CMCRI embraces the following values Promoting diversity and inclusiveness leads to more positive and enduring outcomes Self determination is a fundamental human right and empowering individuals to craft their own solutions to challenges they face is an essential element of effective conflict management change management and decision

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  • Our Mission - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    Our Mission The mission of the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island is to provide the state with a safe accessible and confidential environment where people and organizations can engage in constructive dialogue effectively manage conflicts and resolve disputes To this end we seek to foster better listening communication and collaboration skills in our communities that will result in improved personal and professional relationships Courage is what it takes

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  • History - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    of justice in most states The Center for Mediation Collaboration Rhode Island CMCRI founded in 1996 is Rhode Island s only such center The idea of the Center was conceived among a group of visionary founders who wanted to increase the use of peaceful conflict resolution techniques across the state and who for several years operated the Center as an entirely volunteer Board run organization In April of 1999 at the request of Judge Indeglia CMCRI began a pilot mediation program in Newport County Small Claims Court From its inception the program was very successful In 2000 at the request of the late Judge DeRobbio the program expanded to Providence County Small Claims Court In 2002 the program expanded further to Kent and Washington County Small Claims Courts and then to Providence s Housing Court Today the Center operates its Court Mediation Program in the four District Courts under a generous grant from the Rhode Island Supreme Court In addition to the Center s court work we have and continue to provide affordable mediation and dispute resolution services to community residents and organizations The Center also provides mediation and conflict resolution training to adults and children in the community and

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  • Board & Staff - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    a member of the RI Bar Association and of its Continuing Legal Education Committee She is also a member of the American Bar Association as well as of its Section on Alternate Dispute Resolution She has a JD from the New England School of Law and a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross Jeannine Casselman Attorney Jeannine Casselman is the Program Director for the Rhode Island Medical Legal Partnership located at Hasbro Children s Hospital She has been an employee of the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy RICLAPP since 2011 Prior to that she served as a VISTA volunteer for RICLAPP In 2012 she was honored by the Childhood Lead Action Project for her work on Lead Hazard Mitigation Act enforcement She graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2009 where she focused her academic interests on public interest law She interned with the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights South Coastal Counties Legal Services and the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island Before enrolling in law school Jeannine obtained a Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor s of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Rochester Born and raised in Rhode Island Attorney Casselman is committed to serving vulnerable populations and ensuring equal access to legal justice Shane Lloyd Fundraising Co Chair Shane currently works as the Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs at Brown University s Brown Center for Students of Color In his role Shane coordinates programming for prospective first and second year students of color to have a positive impact on their matriculation transition to college retention and academic and co curricular success Outside of Brown Shane is an associate trainer for a Boston based nonprofit called Class Action which provides educational workshops and organizational consulting around matters of class identity and classism He also serves as the board vice president for Class Action Shane earned his MPH at Brown University and his BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University Rich Porcelli Rich Porcelli is the National Manager of Advocate Engagement at Health Leads a national healthcare nonprofit He is focused on developing the recruitment training and development strategy for a national cohort of over 1 000 volunteer undergraduates students each year Rich is passionate about designing scalable training strategies that enable health care organizations to address the social health needs of low income families As a practicing therapist and employee coach Rich loves working with individuals groups and organizations to help them maximize their own potential He holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Theater from Providence College and a Masters in Counseling and Organizational Psychology from Adler University Ruth Kohorn Rosenberg Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg is currently the University Ombudsperson for Brown University she offers a place for private conversations for Brown community members who have concerns big or small around their work and studies at Brown Before coming to Brown

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  • Internships - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    Attorneys SERVICES Mediation Agricultural Mediation Trainings Workshops School based Programs RESOURCES MEDIATORS NEWS EVENTS CONTACT DONATE internship opportunities CMCRI has a history of partnering with various educational institutions from local high schools colleges and law schools to adult vocational training agencies to work with interns Our need for and ability to supervise interns varies throughout the year If you are interested in discussing the possibility of an internship please contact

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  • For Attorneys - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    The role of an attorney in the mediation process can vary depending on the needs of the attorney and the client An attorney may be present in a support role for the client during the mediation An attorney may be present on site but not actually in the mediation as a support for the client An attorney may be on call for the client during the mediation If the client

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  • SERVICES - Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island
    Our Services Mediation Agricultural Mediation Trainings Workshops School Based Programs CMCRI is a community based organization that is dedicated to empowering the people of Rhode Island to develop and utilize skills and processes that will enable them to solve problems manage conflict and work together on a variety of projects in an effective and collaborative manner CMCRI offers the following services to individuals families governmental bodies and both for profit

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