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  • Member-Only Forms & Reports |
    services of member centers and how to support or become involved in community based conflict resolution in Virginia Read More Request a Speaker We would be glad to provide someone from VACCR to speak about the services and benefits of community conflict resolution centers Click here or call 1 888 VAPEACE Support VACCR Search Get a Peace Plate Explore VACCR org 2016 Training Events About VACCR Brochure Community Solutions History

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  • News »
    Center Harrisonburg 540 434 0059 ext 1 Mediation Center of Charlottesville 434 977 2926 NVMS Northern Virginia Mediation Service 703 865 7263 Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center Warrenton 540 347 6650 Peaceful Alternatives Community Mediation Amherst 434 929 8224 The Up Center Portsmouth 757 397 2121 ext 332 This post has no tag Feb 03 Landlord Tenant Mediation Categories Current by Christine Poulson The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution s 30 second video on landlord tenant mediation encourages the use of mediation to settle landlord tenant disputes In mediation landlords and tenants can take the time to understand each other s situation and perspective Unlike in court they can craft workable payment plans if money is owed It is amazing how mediation can positively alter the relationship between a landlord and tenant To get more information on using mediation contact one of the centers listed on this site go to vaccr org or call 1 888 VAPEACE This post has no tag Feb 03 Neighborhood Mediation Categories Current by Christine Poulson This 30 second video describes how mediation can be used to help settle neighborhood disputes Mediators can help parties discuss what is important to them and help them to create solutions that will work Does a relationship with a neighbor really get better after taking them to court For information about neighborhood or other types of mediation contact one of the centers listed go to VACCR org or call 1 888 VAPEACE This post has no tag Dec 09 Access to Justice Quicker with Mediation Categories Current Uncategorized by Christine Poulson The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution VACCR recently collected information on the length of time it takes for cases to be heard and resolved by a judge compared with the length of time it takes for cases to be resolved using mediation The data suggests that when mediation is used Virginians obtain access to justice a settlement of their issues much quicker sometimes three times faster The table below lists the time it takes for cases to be heard by a judge and for cases to be resolved through mediation in general district courts GDC and juvenile and domestic relations courts J DR in the nine regions across Virginia served by VACCR member centers most of whom hold contracts from the Supreme Court of Virginia to coordinate the provision of mediation services Click on this link to see the table Case Settlement Condensed Table While many courts in Virginia can connect petitioners with mediators who are paid by the Court to provide mediation free of charge people in conflict who do not want to wait for a court referral can contact a mediation center or mediator directly and pay for their services Center fees are responsive to client incomes so they should be affordable to all This post has no tag Oct 22 New Orders for Keep Calm Call a Mediator Shirts Categories Current Funding by Christine Poulson Not get a chance to order a shirt Not

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  • Peace License Plate |
    help support community peacebuilding efforts of VACCR member centers We hope you will encourage others to order the plate and we thank you for being a part of this effort VACCR is currently looking for barn sides sides of buildings and other places to paint the license plate to promotes its purchase Please let us know if you have space available and can help us promote this beautiful plate at info vaccr org Many thanks to Liz Frankl of the Frankl Creative Group for designing the Peace Plate To Order Visit the Virginia DMV Peace Plate site or visit your local DMV Customer Service Center Who is VACCR VACCR is a consortium of nine nonprofit community conflict resolution centers working to help Virginians resolve conflict constructively Please peruse our site to learn more about what we do how to access the services of member centers and how to support or become involved in community based conflict resolution in Virginia Read More Request a Speaker We would be glad to provide someone from VACCR to speak about the services and benefits of community conflict resolution centers Click here or call 1 888 VAPEACE Support VACCR Search Get a Peace Plate Explore

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  • Services |
    to take time off from work to attend the court imposed trial date And suing someone does not usually improve a relationship Mediation is a good process for these types of disputes In fact many small claims courts across the state are referring these cases to mediation Workplace Discrimination Job performance Mediation can result in positive workplace changes and keep conflicts from disrupting workplace relations and productivity Mediators from VACCR centers who have no stake in the outcome of the dispute can be useful in these situations as concerns about confidentiality and job security often make employees reluctant to use in house human resource assistance Neighborhood Noise Parking Pets Neighborhood issues can affect quality of life significantly as the issues barking dogs parking issues etc are often present daily Talking with a neighbor about a controversial issue can be easier when a trained mediator facilitates the process Mediation can help preserve relationships and create successful resolutions to issues that compromise community living Parent Teen Mediation provides a level playing field for people and can therefore be a helpful process for parents and increasingly independent teens in conflict It also provides an opportunity to practice healthy communication which can be used in future conflicts Mediation can be used to discuss issues such as School attendance and performance see Truancy Mediation below Social life Household responsibilities Privacy Communication School Programs Knowing how to engage conflict productively is an important life skill Schools can integrate this skill into their communities through Adult modeling and teachable moments School wide or classroom Conflict Resolution workshops Peer mediation programs that train students to serve as mediators for other students Truancy mediation programs that help ascertain and remedy why a student is not attending school Restorative Justice programs see below VACCR centers can provide schools with the support they need training guidance mediators to implement these strategies or programs Restorative Justice Conferencing Restorative justice is an increasingly popular and effective approach to justice that addresses not only the legally relevant aspects of an incident but the personally relevant the needs of the offender and those who have been affected by the offense Restorative processes can include anyone affected by the offense as well as those who need to be involved in making a decision such as parents caretakers youth school officials police social services personnel etc Participants are encouraged to describe how the offense has affected them and offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and repair damage Restorative processes can be used Within families In schools When incarcerated people re enter society families The goals of these processes include Greater accountability by the offender Restitution for the offended Reintegration of the offender into the family and community Closure for those involved Conflict Resolution Skills Training Knowing how to resolve conflicts effectively is an important skill that can be taught VACCR centers provide conflict resolution and communication skills workshops to the public as well as customized workshops off site at workplaces houses of worship schools

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  • Statewide Projects |
    Solutions VACCR has been working for several years to make quality facilitation available for complex public policy community wide environmental development and similar issues The goal of the program is to create capacity across the state so that citizens will have ready access right in their communities for solutions to complex decisions The project was initiated in partnership with the great folks at UVA s Institute for Environmental Negotiation and has been funded in part by grants from the Hewlett Foundation and the National Association for Community Mediation For more information about what s been accomplished so far check out the PowerPoint presentation created by Christine Gyovai at the IEN You can also view a summary of our Final Report to Hewlett on their two and half year funding of the project For more information about a decision that needs to be made or a project that needs community input in your area please contact one of our member centers or send us an email at info vaccr org Some Collaborative Processes at Work In 2001 the City of Harrisonburg used a series of facilitated public meetings and decision making processes to help the community decide how to revitalize its downtown In 2002 over 150 citizens of Fluvanna County gathered at an open Forum to identify local priorities for protecting open space The town of Front Royal is transforming the Avtex Superfund site into productive uses that will provide jobs and recreation A nursing home staff used the help of a mediation center to identify issues that kept them from having a positive work environment The Bryan Park Interchange Advisory Committee convened by the Virginia Department of Transportation developed consensus recommendations to deal with the increasingly congested intersection of I 95 and I 64 in Richmond Charlottesville and Albemarle County

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  • Find a Center |
    Inc 505 N Main St Suite 105 Woodstock VA 22664 1 540 459 8799 Email director resolutions inc org http www resolutions inc org Roanoke Conflict Resolution Center at Children s Trust 541 Luck Ave Suite 308 Roanoke VA 24016 1 540 342 2063 Email mediation conflictresolutioncenter u s http www conflictresolutioncenter us Northern Virginia NVMS 9653 Fairfax Blvd Suite 203 Fairfax VA 22031 1 703 865 7272 Email info nvms us http www nvms us New River Valley Better Agreements Inc 305 Washington St SW Blacksburg VA 24060 1 540 552 1200 1 866 832 5093 Email info betteragreements org http www betteragreements org Richmond CMG Foundation 9100 Arboretum Parkway Suite 190 Richmond VA 23236 1 804 254 2664 Email info cmg foundation org http www cmg foundation org Click here to download the list of centers 2015 Member List Sept Who is VACCR VACCR is a consortium of nine nonprofit community conflict resolution centers working to help Virginians resolve conflict constructively Please peruse our site to learn more about what we do how to access the services of member centers and how to support or become involved in community based conflict resolution in Virginia Read More Request a

    Original URL path: http://www.vaccr.org/regional-centers/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Resources |
    More information about MPC Community Solutions UVA s Institute for Environmental Negotiation prepared a PowerPoint report on the first two years of the Hewlett Funded Community Solutions Project Community Mediation Study The University of Virginia has conducted a study about community mediation in Virginia The study was funded through the National Association for Community Mediation with funds granted by the Hewlett Foundation Follow the following links for more information www virginia edu ien docs mediationstudy A news article Who is VACCR VACCR is a consortium of nine nonprofit community conflict resolution centers working to help Virginians resolve conflict constructively Please peruse our site to learn more about what we do how to access the services of member centers and how to support or become involved in community based conflict resolution in Virginia Read More Request a Speaker We would be glad to provide someone from VACCR to speak about the services and benefits of community conflict resolution centers Click here or call 1 888 VAPEACE Support VACCR Search Get a Peace Plate Explore VACCR org 2016 Training Events About VACCR Brochure Community Solutions History Home Job Volunteer Opportunities Mediation Shirts Member Only Forms Reports News Peace License Plate Services Statewide

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  • Membership |
    public through self referral and reduce barriers to service including physical linguistic cultural programmatic and economic barriers d Engage in public awareness campaigns and educational activities about the values and practices of conflict resolution and collaborative community relationships and e Collaborate with local public and private agencies Application Process Membership in VACCR is open to private not for profit IRS 501 c 3 organizations providing mediation and conflict resolution services responsive to clients ability to pay e g free low cost or sliding scale fees Member center services are provided primarily to an identified local geographic area and only secondarily to broader areas of Virginia To apply for membership in VACCR please complete and send us the application below Membership Application rev 6 15 Who is VACCR VACCR is a consortium of nine nonprofit community conflict resolution centers working to help Virginians resolve conflict constructively Please peruse our site to learn more about what we do how to access the services of member centers and how to support or become involved in community based conflict resolution in Virginia Read More Request a Speaker We would be glad to provide someone from VACCR to speak about the services and benefits of

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