Mission: Resolutions northwest is committed to strengthening personal and community responsiblity by providing constructive conflict resolution services and education.
Programs: Mediation and facilitaion programs:handled 495 mediation cases handled 39 group facilitations client satisfaction rate 96%total # of persons receiving dispute resolutions services: 2,024. Utilized 158 volunteers who gave 1599 hours of service leveraging $48,033 in staff resourcesoutreach efforts reached 5,094 community members
restorative justice school discipline program:served over 1,500 youth in 5 schools (3 school districts) through restorative justice classes, community service projects and restorative discipline interventions. Enhanced restorative justice work by expanding into 5 new schools in portland public school district under a 3 year contract.
training program:provided conflict resolution training and skill building through 104 workshops and trainings to 1,059 community members; trained 12 new volunteer mediators.
uniting to understand racism merged with resolutions northwest in may 2014. As a result of the merger, resolutions northwest now includes racial dialogue programming for businesses, organizations and community members.
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Resolutions Northwest is a critical program to the Portland Metro Area offering positive conflict resolution through programs that include: neighborhood mediation, community facilitation and civic engagement, youth-focused restorative justice, and training and education. I have served as a volunteer mediator with the agency for a year and served on the board for almost 5 years. As all organization have been battered by the economy, Resolutions Northwest is staking our ground be creating a proactive and forward thinking strategic plan. Working with over 100 volunteers this agency delivers quality services and changes lives. While not perfect, the agency seeks to improve its weaker areas of outcome evaluation data and revenue diversification.