Community ADR

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio: Best Practices for an On-site, Court-based Eviction Mediation Program
This document describes CMS’s process for providing Tenant-Landlord mediation services on-site daily at Franklin County Municipal Court during scheduled eviction hearings. This process begins with identifying the geographic area’s need for eviction prevention services and ends with the case follow-up procedure necessary to determine the longer term impact of mediated eviction-prevention related agreements. This document is directed to other non-profit organizations interested in developing a similar program in their geographic area.

Halting Hate: A Manual on How to Use the Interruption Model to Counter Hate-Motivated Violence
This manual is designed to assist governmental and non-governmental organizations in adapting the use of a proven approach of violence prevention, called the interruption model developed by Cure Violence, to address hate-motivated violence.  This model focuses on interrupting violence before it happens.

National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA): Restorative Listening Project
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA) brought together their unique and complementary approaches to community-based problem solving at the request of the AAA-ICDR Foundation. The result is a restorative listening project design that is both nimble and flexible in helping community members discover their shared values and their shared vision for their community. This project design allows each local partner and their community to start from their place of ability and readiness to address a challenge that continues racial, ethnic, or economic marginalization in their community. This executive summary provides more information about their work. 

The Mediation Center in Tennessee
The Mediation Center offers an affordable opportunity for any individual or family struggling with conflict, either in or outside of court, whether they have an attorney, or are unrepresented, to meet and work with a professionally trained neutral to resolve their conflict, without enduring further time, expense and financial and emotional stress of proceeding forward in the court system. The AAA-ICDR Foundation funding enabled The Mediation Center in Tennessee to create this video highlighting the use and importance of community mediation.

Conflict Dialogue

Conflict Compass Program for Family Mental Health Conflicts
The Conflict Compass Program teaches conflict resolution skills to help people navigate family conflicts related to mental health situations. It emphasizes key conflict resolution values of choice, impartiality, and empowerment. The program is a project of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center and MH Mediate, made possible with funding from the
AAA-ICDR Foundation.

CUNY Dispute Resolution Center of John Jay College and MH Mediate designed an innovative in-person and online conflict resolution program for supportive housing providers serving people with mental health problems, health conditions, and disabilities. The entire online toolkit, known as, Healthy Conflict Culture Program was launched at the August 16, 2019 kick-off event at John Jay College and allows for individual users to sign-up and create free accounts through the online platform. 

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Click here for all episodes of a podcast titled Thanks for Listening, from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program funded by the AAA-ICDR Foundation.

The Global Pound Conference North America Reports
Initiated by IMI, the GPC Series 2016-17 was a collection of 28 conferences held in 22 countries across the globe. It was conceived as an opportunity for members of the commercial community to come together and engage in dialogue about commercial dispute resolution (DR), as well as collect actionable data that could be used to challenge the status quo.

A suite of eight GPC North America reports has been created as part of an IMI project funded by the AAA-ICDR Foundation. These reports focus on the findings from the data collected at GPC events across North America between 2016-17.  These reports will be released through the month of January.

There are seven reports that present local findings for each city that hosted a GPC event in North America. Each of these reports explores the characteristics of users of DR in each jurisdiction, how the market responds to their needs, obstacles and challenges facing commercial DR and provide a vision for the future.

The final regional report is the culmination of the findings and provides a comparative analysis of jurisdictions across North America.

The complete suite of reports includes:

The Ohio State University Foundation
AAA-ICDR Foundation funding enabled Divided Community Project's Community Resiliency Initiative to develop five case studies that describe local dispute-planning initiatives that address controversies and confrontations that divide communities.

Diversity in ADR

ArbitralWomen Diversity ToolkitTM
The ArbitralWomen Diversity Toolkit offers a unique training programme designed to help men and women see the role played by biases and explore ways to address and overcome bias.

Eldercare

Association for Conflict Resolution Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
The ACR Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination (“Eldercaring Coordination Initiative”) commemorates the work of the Task Forces on Eldercaring Coordination with this three-year report of the progress made since the Eldercaring Coordination Guidelines were approved and adopted in 2015. The purpose of this document is to remind the organizations who joined together to develop eldercaring coordination of their initial contribution and chart the substantive developments since the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative began. See also the Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
AAA-ICDR Foundation 2018 Highlights Report

Environmental

Consensus Building Institute - Brokering Agreements in Tough Natural Resources Disputes
This video demonstrates how professional facilitation can help diverse stakeholders manage challenges, conflicts, and complexity related to natural resource problems. It was developed by CBI with support from a grant from the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) Foundation.

Environmental Advocates of New York - Advocacy Training Toolkit
A Citizen's Guide to Responding to Contaminated Drinking Water
by Environmental Advocates of New York
This toolkit will focus on the threat of water pollution across New York - providing background on how our water is regulated and what chemicals are of particular concern, drawing from examples of current water contamination crises across the state. The toolkit will offer advice for people interested in taking action on community organizing, raising visibility on a specific issue, and contacting elected officials and government agencies. This toolkit was underwritten by a gift from the AAA-ICDR Foundation.