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Aug 20

New VA License Plate Celebrates Community-Building

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  One year after the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia a new Virginia license plate supporting community peacebuilding is available for purchase. Resolution Virginia worked with graphic artist Dean Paris of Paris Designs and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to create the second of two Community Peacebuilding license plates. The first Community Peacebuilding license …

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Feb 28

Governor Northam Declares March Mediation Month

March Is Mediation Month MARCH 1, 2018 WHEREAS, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the dispute resolution proceedings statute that continues to play an important role in institutionalizing the use of mediation in the courts in Virginia; and WHEREAS, with continued adherence to the 2002 Virginia Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, numerous governmental …

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Jan 30

VA House of Delegates Recognizes Mediators

Members of the Virginia Mediation Network and the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution organized a group of mediators to participate in a mediation education tour at the General Assembly.  The group spoke with aides to all 100 delegates and 40 senators, encouraging the use of mediation for constituent concerns. Delegate Christopher Peace (Hanover) introduced …

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Jan 30

Educating Legislators – Mediators Visit the Capitol of VA 2018

Lawrie & Lisa with Del.

On January 24 Delegate Michael Webert welcomed PDRC Executive Director Lawrie Parker and volunteer Lisa Barkema to the general assembly.  In 2012 Delegate Webert successfully sponsored legislation to expand the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) enabling volunteer mediators to receive Virginia tax credits for their service. Mediators from the Virginia Mediation Network, the Virginia Association for Community Conflict …

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Feb 07

VA House of Delegates Recognizes Mediators

Mediators visit the capitol

On February 7, 2017 a group of mediators organized by the Virginia Mediation Network and the Virginia Mediation Network met at the Capitol to educate lawmakers about mediation and to invite them to refer appropriate constituent concerns to mediators.  It was a great day.                       …

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Mar 01

Governor McAuliffe Proclaims March 2016 is Mediation Month

Jan 22

VA’s 2016 General Assembly Gives Boost to Mediation

During the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session legislators considered and passed legislation important to mediators across Virginia. The Code of Virginia currently states that court-appointed mediators in family cases receive a flat fee of $100 for a mediation. This amount did not reflect the amount of work that goes into these mediations and the time required for …

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Nov 13

Giving Children in VA the Two-Parent Advantage

Free mediation sessions and co-parenting classes are being offered to parents who have open cases with the Department of Child Support Enforcement.  The goal of this program is to give children the benefit of having both parents involved in their lives. Mediation services will give parents the opportunity to sit with an impartial neutral to …

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Mar 02

March is Mediation Month – Events Scheduled

Governor Proclaims March Mediation Month Virginians Challenged to “Talk It Out” Governor McAuliffe signed a proclamation naming March Mediation Month in Virginia. Members of the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution and the Virginia Mediation Network are using the opportunity to encouraging Virginians to “Talk It Out” and resolve a dispute using dialogue, either on …

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Dec 19

Keep Calm and Call a Mediator Shirts

Mediator Shirts for Sale until Jan. 6! The cost of the shirts start at $15.  Five of those dollars will go toward the public education efforts of our consortium.  But more importantly, the shirts will help to educate people directly about mediation. So please use your social networks to help us to spread the word about these comfy and …

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