Welcome to Resolve
(formerly Mediation Works)
Your non-profit center for dispute resolution
and restorative justice serving southern Oregon since 1990.
Dear Friend of Resolve,
Last year, Resolve served 4,266 Southern Oregonians through an array of dispute resolution services through partnerships with Jackson and Josephine county circuit courts, through juvenile justice partnerships, and by providing foreclosure avoidance facilitation and mediation for individuals and businesses. Resolve also provided conflict resolution education and training for 4,476 adults and youth.
This seasonal appeal letter is asking you to consider a tax deductible gift to Resolve (formerly Mediation Works). Our restorative justice implementation programing in K-12 schools needs your support.
In 2015, one friend of Resolve pledged $30,000 for four years toward our school based restorative justice work. This tremendous gift from our “angel of good will” made so much growth, creativity, and service, possible. Last year, we served 1,757 students and 169 educators in 4 schools. This year we will serve 4,876 students and 439 educators in 8 schools. With your contribution, we can help our schools become places where education, safety, and belonging flourish!
Why you should consider giving to Resolve
Over the last several decades, zero tolerance school disciplinary policies have led to sharp increases in suspension and expulsion. When a youth is suspended, expelled or truant, that youth is missing out on school time: jeopardizing graduation, and increasing the likelihood that he or she will get into deeper trouble and become involved with the juvenile justice system.
Schools that engage in restorative justice practices experience a drop in suspension, improved attendance, reduced classroom disruptions, decreased behavior referrals, and improved academic performance and graduation rates. With restorative justice, students and staff feel a greater sense of belonging, safety, pride and empowerment. When vandalism, disruptive behavior and bullying can be addressed by the school community, a safer learning environment is the result.
Please remember Resolve in your holiday giving this year, and be a part of building and sustaining a just and peaceful community for all.
With Gratitude Always,
Deltra Ferguson, Executive Director
There are many ways to give:
Announcements and News
Registration now open for winter 2017 trainings
Fundamentals of Mediation Training - March 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2017
Restorative Justice Facilitator Training - January 26 & 27 and February 2 & 3, 2017
Click here to learn more and register.
Exciting News from Resolve
The Feather & Stone Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2016
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
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The Feather & Stone