We’re honored to that the New York State Unified Court System has invested in the AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its Community Mediation School Corps program.
The program’s AmeriCorps members provide conflict resolution services and restorative practices in schools across 17 New York state counties. In addition, AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers who are engaged in mediating school attendance, discipline, and interpersonal disputers. AmeriCorps members’ efforts lead to higher school attendance rates, lower disciplinary referrals, and positive gains in school engagement.
This is the third school-based mediation program that we’ve had an opportunity to serve across the country. Welcome!