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Links to ADR Resources Online


World Directory to ADR Blogs  An alphabetical listing of all mediation and ADR weblogs.  You can also look at the newest blogs listed.




Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

National Association For Community Mediation (NAFCM)


Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA)

American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) 


Tennessee Coalition for Mediation Awareness (TCMA) A listing of all mediation groups in the state, known to us.  This list also makes up the membership for the Tennessee Coalition for Mediation Awareness, formed in October, 2006.

Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators

Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Rule 31 Program & Support
AOC supports community mediation programs across the state through grantmaking and program development; they also adminster the Rule 31 regulatory process ac


Community Mediation Center (CMC), Knoxville

Community Mediation Services of Anderson County (CMS), Clinton/Oak Ridge

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA), Knoxville


Articles on mediation (also visit our Articles page for selections we think are helpful)

Mediate.com, www.mediate.com

World Mediation Forum www.mediate.com/world/pg231.cfm


Other sites of interest (Peace Studies, Communication, Transformative Work)

The Berkana Institute www.berkana.org

The Center for Partnership Studies www.partnershipway.org

The Co-Intelligence Institute www.co-intelligence.org

Compassionate Listening www.compassionatelistening.org

The Fellowship of Reconciliation www.forusa.org

The Focusing Institute www.focusing.org

Public Conversations Project www.publicconversations.org

Transcend www.transcend.org

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures  www.yesmagazine.org

Self-Awareness Tools


American Arbitration Association
The American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and widespread use of prompt, effective and economical methods of dispute resolution. Its site is full of information about all forms of dispute prevention and resolution, including mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, partnering, dispute review boards and other related alternative dispute resolution processes.  

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution develops and offers educational programs, provides technical assistance, and produces publications that promote problem-solving in the provision of dispute resolution services. Its site lists its ongoing projects, offers publications, and has a section for featured resources.  

Association for Conflict Resolution
The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Its site details the association—its membership, programs, and conferences—while the online library offers a wide range of articles, publications, newsletters, and research studies about conflict resolution.  

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is an international and interdisciplinary association of family, court, and community professionals dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes. This site describes the association and its various training programs, and houses the Family Court Review journal.  

Center for Mediation in Law
The Center for Mediation in Law is a non-profit educational institute dedicated to integrating principles of mediation into the practice of law and the resolution of legal disputes. Founded in 1981, it has worked to develop its unique approach to mediation and conducted introductory and advanced training programs for thousands of lawyers and other professionals in the United States. Its site discusses this mediation model, offers tips for choosing a mediator, and provides registration information for training and other resources.  

Conflict Resolution Information Source
This is a comprehensive information site that provides numerous links and resources for adversaries, bystanders, students, educators, practitioners, and researchers. Among other things, users can learn more about conflict resolution, browse all resources, link to conflict-related news, and connect to a network of people working in the field.  

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Created in 1947, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities. The site’s resource section provides numerous articles, speeches and presentations detailing the agency’s latest thinking about mediation.  

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc.
The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation provides a forum for the work of scholars and practitioners in the conflict intervention field who approach conflict from a relational or transformative view—first described in the 1994 article The Promise of Mediation. The Institute was founded in 1999 to study and promote understanding of conflict and intervention processes from the transformative perspective; its site details this approach.  

International Academy of Mediators
The mission of the International Academy of Mediators is to define standards and qualifications for the professional mediator of commercial disputes and to promote the mediation process as the preferred means of resolving disputes. Its site offers membership and academy information, along with a series of mediation-related articles.  

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
Founded in 1979, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution—an alliance of global corporations, law firms, legal academics and selected public institutions—serves as a multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of business-related and other disputes. Its site offers, among other things, project descriptions, publications, videotapes and training materials, and also discusses alternative dispute resolution in a variety of industry and practice areas.  

This site is a comprehensive resource on mediation. Users can locate mediators, review academic programs in mediation, browse by topic areas (including books, careers, collaborative law, government, and health care), purchase mediation-related books and CDs, and participate in mediation-focused discussions.  

National Association for Community Mediation
The National Association for Community Mediation’s stated purpose is to support the maintenance and growth of community-based mediation programs, to present a compelling voice in appropriate policy-making and legislative arenas, and to encourage the development and sharing of resources for these efforts. Its site lists grant opportunities, programs and initiatives, links, articles, and training programs. Users can also search for community mediation centers.  

New York State Unified Court System – Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs oversees all Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in the Unified Court System, and works with judges, court administrators and members of the bar to design dispute resolution programs that are responsive to the needs of the communities and court environments in which they operate. It also administers the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program, which provides a community-based forum for the resolution of disputes that might otherwise become civil, family and criminal courts cases.  

Office of Dispute Resolution – U.S. Department of Justice
The Office of Dispute Resolution coordinates the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Department of Justice. The office is responsible for ADR policy matters, ADR training, assisting lawyers in selecting the right cases for dispute resolution, and finding appropriate neutrals to serve as mediators, arbitrators, and neutral evaluators. The office also coordinates the Interagency ADR Working Group, an organization that promotes the use of ADR throughout federal executive branch agencies, which was created by the President and is chaired by the Attorney General. Its site offers numerous resources and publications.  

Safe Horizon – Mediation Program
Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Its site details its advocacy and policy while also offering resources for victims, including information on the Mediation Program, which helps community members resolve their disputes before they get to court.  

Victim Offender Mediation Association
The Victim Offender Mediation Association is an international membership association that supports and assists people and communities working at restorative models of justice. It provides resources, training, and technical assistance in victim-offender mediation, conferencing, circles, and related practices. Its web site features restorative justice fact sheets, articles, and newsletters.  

World Mediation Forum
The World Mediation Forum was created in Dublin, Ireland in 1993 as the result of the First International Conference on Mediation. Its goal is to exchange and develop knowledge related to mediation. This site—available in English, French and Spanish—contains membership and conference information.

Juvenile Justice

American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee
A program of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the Juvenile Justice Committee provides training and technical assistance to the juvenile justice community. Its website has areas devoted to current events, publications—including “Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum," created with funding from the MacArthur Foundation—and topics like juvenile death penalty and juvenile defense.  

American Prosecutors Research Institute – National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center
The American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center recognizes that juvenile justice is a dynamic and rapidly changing field that poses new challenges to prosecutors who must assure that juvenile offenders are held accountable for their actions. Among other things, its site provides a compendium of juvenile justice programs led by or involving prosecutors' offices, newsletters, a list of state statutes, and other publications and resources.  

Child Welfare League of America
An association of 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies, the Child Welfare League of America covers a broad range of issues affecting children, including juvenile justice, behavioral health, and child, youth, and family development. An advocacy section lists the League’s current legislative priorities.  

Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund’s mission is to reduce the numbers of neglected, sick, uneducated, and poor children in the United States. Its information-packed website outlines its various initiatives and programs, and contains reports and statistics about American children today.  

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
A resource for delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues, this website offers fact sheets on subjects like American Indian youth and the juvenile justice system and mental health needs of young offenders. It also details the Coalition’s stance on a number of current issues, and contains a glossary of terms and other useful information.  

Juvenile Info Network
Part of the official site of the corrections industry, corrections.com, the Juvenile Info Network is intended to “encourage communications among juvenile justice professionals and to foster the development of new reform programs in systems at the state and local levels.” The site contains information on the latest juvenile-related research, legislation and resources.  

Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
The Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center aids in the evaluation of juvenile justice programs or systems. The site offers information on technical assistance and training, as well as program areas, state resources, and publications.  

Juvenile Law Center
The Juvenile Law Center is a non-profit legal service that works to ensure that the child welfare and juvenile justice systems provide children with the protection and services they need. The site documents research, legal developments, and child welfare and health issues.  

National Center for Juvenile Justice
A resource for independent and original juvenile justice-related research, on its site the Center outlines its services and provides information on confidentiality issues, the death penalty, parental responsibility and other issues affecting young people in the criminal justice system.  

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The Center works to improve policies and programs for mentally ill youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and uses its site to outline key issues, report the latest news, and offer publications, online training, and other resources.  

National Center for State Courts – Community Court Initiatives Resource Guide
This page provides numerous links to resources for community collaboration, as well as articles on models and programs, the Midtown Community Court, and ways to involve youth communities.  

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Founded in 1937 by a group of judges dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the nation's juvenile courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges strives to increase awareness and sensitivity to children's issues, and provides assistance to the judges, court administrators and related professionals. Its site is full of useful information about family violence and juvenile justice.  

National Criminal Justice Reference Service – Juvenile Justice
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded resource that offers information and resources in a number of fields, including juvenile justice. Its lengthy list of juvenile justice topics includes subjects like AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities, community-based corrections, drug abuse and crime, grief and grieving, inmate vocational training, and minority overrepresentation.  

National Youth Gang Center
The Center attempts to reduce youth gang involvement by contributing to the development of effective gang prevention and intervention strategies. The site serves as a resource for gang-related legislation, news, initiatives, conference and training links, funding links, and publications.  

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has been charged by Congress to tackle the challenges that juveniles in crisis pose to the nation. On its site, a long list of topics and subtopics cover areas like child protection, corrections/detention, courts, delinquency prevention, gender/race/ethnicity, and more.  

Youth Law Center
The Youth Law Center is a non-profit, public interest law office that works to protect abused and at-risk children; its site describes current cases, and offers annual reports, publications, and links.  

Problem Solving Courts

“Moving Problem-Solving Courts into the Mainstream: A Report Card from CCJ-COSCA Problem-Solving Committee”
This article—authored by Hon. Maura D. Corrigan and Daniel Becker—originally appeared in the Court Review in Spring 2002.  

American Bar Association – Problem-solving Courts, Therapeutic Justice, Restorative Justice
This American Bar Association page provides a brief overview of problem-solving courts, therapeutic justice, and restorative justice, along with some useful links.  

American Criminal Law Review
Published by the students of the Georgetown University Law Center, the American Criminal Law Review provides timely treatment of significant developments in constitutional and criminal law through articles contributed by leading scholars and practitioners, and through notes authored by the journal's student staff. Several recent articles and commentaries have focused on problem-solving courts.  

Bruce J. Winick
Professor Winick is co-founder (with Professor David Wexler) of the school of social enquiry known as therapeutic jurisprudence, or the study of law's healing potential. This site includes a description of this way of the thinking, along with Winick’s books and courses on the subject.  

Columbia Law School Proseminar: Crime, Community and Law
This page contains the course description, week-by-week schedule, and syllabus for Michael C. Dorf and Jeffrey Fagan’s 2003 Columbia University proseminar, Focus on Problem-Solving Courts.  

Fordham Urban Law Journal – Problem-Solving Courts
The March 2003 issue of the Fordham Urban Law Journal focusus on problem-solving and community courts.  

International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Directed by David Wexler, the International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence serves internationally as a clearing house and resource center regarding therapeutic jurisprudence developments.  

Judging for the 21st Century: A Problem-Solving Approach
This handbook provides judges with an introduction to therapeutic jurisprudence principles and practices, and with some practical suggestions and guidelines on how to incorporate those principles and practices into their courtrooms.  

National Center for State Courts – Community Court Initiatives Resource Guide
This page provides numerous links to resources for community collaboration, as well as articles on models and programs, the Midtown Community Court, and ways to involve youth communities.  

National Center for State Courts – Problem-Solving Courts
This National Center for State Courts page houses Problem-Solving Courts: Models and Trends—a report containing some of the National Center’s current thinking on the significance and likely future of problem-solving courts—as well as a few other articles.  

National Legal Aid & Defender Association – Ten Tenets of Fair and Effective Problem-Solving Courts
This National Legal Aid & Defender Association page contains the guidelines developed by the American Council of Chief Defenders to increase both the fairness and the effectiveness of problem-solving courts while addressing concerns regarding the defense role within them.  

"The Future of Community Justice"
Published in Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 359 (2005), this article by Harvard Assistant Professor of Law Adriaan Lanni examines whether aspects of the community justice movement can be applied to improve crime processing in the mainstream court system, and argues that the community justice movement's chief innovation--localized, popular decision-making--would alleviate many of the problems faced by the criminal justice system.  

U.S. Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance
Under the Community-Based Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative, BJA has funded 10 demonstration criminal justice projects and one technical assistance provider.  

U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs
This U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs page provides an introduction to problem-solving courts as well as a list of related publications.  

William & Mary Law School
The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Program at William & Mary Law School provides an opportunity for law students, lawyers and judges to examine the theoretical and practical ideas associated with therapeutic jurisprudence.




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