News and Announcements

NVMS Volunteer Appreciation Day

In thanks to the many conflict resolution experts that support community residents, please join us for our annual event on December 14 at 5 pm!  Keynote SpeakerBernard S. Mayer, Author – Beyond Neutrality and The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social ChangeNVMS Richard Bernhart Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientsTracey Cairnie, Trainer, Mediation, FacilitatorJohn Thompson, Restorative Justice SpecialistTo register…

Bridging Communities Welcome Breakfast ~ A HUGE Success!

“We are so thrilled that the event was both a friend raiser and fundraiser” Thank you to everyone who joined us for NVMS Conflict Resolution Center’s Bridging Communities Welcome Breakfast yesterday, including our distinguished speakers, table ambassadors, sponsors and generous individual donors, and members of the Route 1 community.Close to 100 guests attended, from a registered guest…

Articia Harrington: The positive impact of mediation and restorative justice

Five years ago, Articia was listening to music at a public library in D.C. when things turned south. Although she wore headphones, she was singing loudly. And when a library staffer asked her to pipe down, she mouthed off and threw her headphones at him. Her reaction didn’t go over well. The staffer called the…

A Second Chance from “A Stupid Mistake”

John made a mistake, which he readily admits: “It was so stupid,” he kept saying over and over during the conference. John Smith (pseudonym) is a seventeen-year-old boy who got caught shoplifting a t-shirt at a large department store. According to Virginia law, petit larceny is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by fines (of up…

Bridging Communities Welcome Breakfast

With our Bridging Communities event on Oct. 19, 2022, we seek to become a resource for community building where all neighbors can thrive. (This event is now over, but you can view the pdf of our event Program Book here.) When social compacts and safety nets break down and when systemic inequities displace, exclude, and…

April is National Volunteer Month

“The courts of this country should not be the places whereresolution of disputes begins. They should be the places wherethe disputes end after alternative methods of resolvingdisputes have been considered and tried.” ~ Sandra Day O’Connor April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month! NVMS Conflict Resolution Center is pleased to celebrate all the incredible individuals and…

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