In keeping with its mission to foster growth of alternative dispute resolution systems throughout the country, the College has established a Grant program.
Grant recepients may include non-profit organizations, associations, government agencies, entities, or systems that support education, outreach, or service-delivery projects utilizing mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution. A grant is normally a form of financial assistance that funds an individual or organization to develop or provide assistance for a specific project or program.
Completion and submission of a Grant Application is prerequisite for consideration. Awards are given once a year in conjunction with the College's Annual Retreat and Conference.
Awarded to the Maine Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services "CADRES" program for use in the development and implementation of a pilot program for alternative dispute resolution services in the area of harrassment. The CADRES Program Director is Diane Kenty.
Awarded to the University of Montana Community Dispute Resolution Center Mediation Clinic to continue the study and practice of alternative dispute resolution and provide training to students in mediation practice serving the Missoula community. The Mediation Clinic Director is Eduardo R.C. Capulong.
Awarded to the Community Justice Network of Vermont and the Vermont Bar Association - ADR Committee to increase utilization of mediation by the public, raise awareness of the availability of community mediation, and recruit pro-bono mediators to service an increased demand for mediation services.
Awarded to Prison of Peace, a training program co-founded by Laurel Kaufer and Fellow Douglas Noll, designed to embed personal and group Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution skills into the prison culture at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, CA. Valley State Prison for Women serves the community of inmates of more than 3,600 female offenders. In 2011, over 50 inmates will be trained as instructors, mentors, and/or coaches to make the project internally
Awarded to Home Share Now which facilitates shared housing in central Vermont between people who need affordable housing and seniors. Grant funds will support applying dispute resolution in the alternative setting of facilitated home sharing. Specifically to support mediation of needs, expectations, draft agreements, circumstances and conflicts involved in matching home providers and home seekers. Home Share Now participants are more likely to have a positive experience with the assistance of highly skilled mediation services. For additional information : Home Share Now
Awarded to The National Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), to assist in funding for the Voices of the Field interview series which records interviews with different leaders in the field of dispute resolution and special education. The interviews encompass a wide range of topics, including mediation, IEP facilitation, hearing officer training and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement. The Voices from the Field interview series is made available through the CADRE website @ www.directionservice.org/cadre. In addition, to learn more about CADRE, please access this video at: https://vimeo.com/9447642.