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04/20/2017
View coverage of the 2017 Peacemaker Awards in the Rancho Santa Fe Review.
04/15/2017
View coverage of the 2017 Peacemaker Awards in the San Diego Union-Tribune
04/06/2017
This article features NCRC President Steven Dinkin and gives some tips for dealing with hot-headed supervisors.
04/03/2017
NCRC is highlighted in this insightful article by San Diego Foundation President Kathlyn Mead.
04/03/2017
The San Diego Magazine "Big Ideas" party is recapped in this photo montage!
03/30/2017
For nearly 25 years, an incisive federal report on hate speech, written when the Internet was still in its infancy, has been collecting virtual dust. Thanks to a valiant group of Congressional leaders, the report is getting a fresh look, and its message about the awesome power of teaching tolerance is more compelling than ever. Click above to read the full article by NCRC President Steven Dinkin.
03/28/2017
Steve Dinkin, President of the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), is joined by Bill and Lori Walton, two of this year’s NCRC “Philanthropy in Peacemaking” honorees, to talk about the Center’s more than 30 years of providing resources, training and expertise to help people, organizations and communities manage and solve conflicts with civility. Dinkin and the Waltons shout out the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards dinner that will be held on Saturday, April 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine. Legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg will serve as the event’s emcee.
03/20/2017
Bill and Lori Walton will be honored for philanthropy when the National Conflict Resolution Center presents its 29th annual Peacemaker Awards on Saturday, April 8, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
03/15/2017
Presidio Sentinel San Diego journalist Laura Walcher interviews NCRC President Steven Dinkin about the climate of conflict in the U.S. today and how NCRC plans to create a climate of civility.
03/01/2017
KPBS and NCRC's Community Heroes Event Series is highlighted by The San Diego Foundation.
02/28/2017
NCRC President Steven Dinkin and SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten on NBC San Diego discussing Restorative Justice practices in schools.
02/21/2017
Walton and Enberg to reunite at Peacemaker 2017! Plus, Malin Burnham contributes to the Galinson Campus Civility Program.
02/09/2017
NCRC Training Institute Director Lisa Maxwell interviewed by Quartz on how to be a better negotiator.
02/09/2017
The Burnham Foundation's gift to NCRC has been highlighted in San Diego Magazine
02/06/2017
Del Sol Magazine features NCRC's Steve Dinkin in its February | March issue. Click through to page 34 to read "Civility Costs Nothing."
02/01/2017
A new initiative that celebrates the extraordinary impact of ordinary San Diegans was launched January 19 by the National Conflict Resolution Center and KPBS.
01/27/2017
NCRC's receipt of a gift from the Burnham Foundation has been featured in San Diego Metro's daily business report.
01/23/2017
NCRC's Director of Development Chris Hulburt and DMG Director Kim Werner go live on KSON San Diego to talk about NCRC's mission and how civility can be implemented in everyone's lives.
01/04/2017
NCRC is featured in the San Diego Magazine as one of the top 17 innovators in San Diego!
01/03/2017
NCRC President Steven P. Dinkin goes on KUSI to talk about how to manage family conflicts during the holidays.
11/21/2016
NCRC President Steven Dinkin contributes to the Huffington Post in this article on how to maintain civility at the Thanksgiving dinner table!
11/18/2016
NCRC Advisor Paul Palmer talks about the great work he's doing promoting NCRC's expansive programming.
10/24/2016
October 25th has been officially proclaimed as National Conflict Resolution Center Day by the San Diego City Council!
10/07/2016
NCRC President Steven P. Dinkin goes live on KECR 910AM to talk about conflict resolution skills at school and in adulthood.
10/06/2016
Op-ed by Steven P. Dinkin, President of The National Conflict Resolution Center, featured in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
09/19/2016
Steven Dinkin and Felicia Singleton with San Diego Unified discuss the vision for the new center.
09/15/2016
A new community center opened in southeastern San Diego on Wednesday under a collaboration that aims to keep at-risk youth in the classroom and out of the prison pipeline.
09/01/2016
NCRC President Steven Dinkin talks with KECR Family Talk Radio about incivility in today's society and the vast array of services that NCRC offers.
08/19/2016
Longtime public servants Lucy Killea and Leon Williams, both 94, will officially be recognized as the 2016 title holders at a Sept. 15 luncheon hosted by San Diego Rotary Club 33.
08/17/2016
NCRC Director of External Relations, Ashley Virtue goes live on Fox 5 San Diego to give viewers practical tips for everyday conflict resolution.
07/22/2016
The Voice of San Diego's Good Schools for All: Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
07/21/2016
In 2016 the National Conflict Resolution Center partnered with Live Well San Diego to provide joint training sessions for police and citizens, with the goal of improving relationships between police and the communities they serve. Click Here to Watch a Video about this critical program!
07/15/2016
By Jeff Isaacs, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
07/08/2016
The National Conflict Resolution Center is a San Diego based non-profit agency that is founded on and grounded in community empowered solutions. Through capacity building trainings, community mediation services, collaborative partnerships and restorative justice, NCRC is supporting residents in finding grass-roots solutions to public safety issues.
07/07/2016
Since its founding in 1983, the National Conflict Resolution Center has emerged as a leading alternative to lengthy and costly court action. The center offers extensive mediation services for disputes ranging from small claims to divorce to complex legal cases. It’s also leading a national effort to encourage civil discourse, a project championed by actor Richard Dreyfuss. Times of San Diego spoke with Steven P. Dinkin, president of the center, about its wide-ranging efforts in the San Diego community.
07/06/2016
By Doug Barker, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
07/01/2016
By John Edwards, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
06/30/2016
Aprenda del programa de justicia restaurativa que se expandira a varias escuelas en SD el proximo año @Telemundo33
06/30/2016
NCRC's Restorative Justice press conference has been featured on San Diego's ABC 10.
06/16/2016
Anna Devere Smith was interviewed by San Diego KOGO AM 600 radio station about her Notes From the Field play, which was presented by NCRC in partnership with The Old Globe Theater at The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park.
06/07/2016
By Doug Barker, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
05/25/2016
Crawford High School students in El Cerrito are circling up and checking in with each other as part of a school program known as Restorative Practices.
05/10/2016
Steven Dinkin, President of the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), chats about his organization’s mission to provide the resources, training and expertise to help people, organizations and communities manage and solve conflicts with civility. Dinkin is joined by Sherryl Parks, Mayor of the City of Del Mar, to talk about the city’s partnership with NCRC to adopt a Code of Civil Discourse on conducting business. Dinkin and Parks discuss NCRC’s recent 28th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner that featured Academy Award winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss.
05/06/2016
DEL MAR GOT A “SHOUT OUT” last month when the National Conflict Resolution Center held its annual Peacemaker Awards dinner honoring those who are striving for a less conflict oriented world. When Del Mar residents Linda and Mel Katz received the Philanthropy in Peacemaking Award for their hours of work with numerous San Diego organizations including San Diego Central Library, UC San Diego Foundation and the Women’s Foundation, they in turn gave a “shout out” to Del Mar for recently adopting “Civility Works: The Del Mar Code of Civil Discourse.” They noted the importance of bringing civility to the political process and inspired us to make the code really work to resolve our community’s issues. Click above to read more.
05/05/2016
In our modern world, conflict is on the rise, and civility seems in increasingly short supply. But the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), based right here in San Diego, provides the resources, training and expertise to help people, organizations and communities around the globe solve conflicts with civility. In fact, the NCRC’s mission is to resolve issues with the highest possible degree of civility and equitability to all parties involved. Held recently at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, the organization’s 28th annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner drew a record 580 supporters, including numerous philanthropists, civic figures and government officials. Click above to read more.
04/29/2016
By Doug Barker, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
04/27/2016
Richard Dreyfuss, best known for memorable roles in films like "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "The Goodbye Girl," is up to something entirely different. Instead of the next big role, he's now thinking about civics and wondering why there isn't more of it in education.
04/18/2016
Although various issues may sometimes leave the community divided, Del Mar citizens have one thing in common: They care about their city. In an effort to keep conversations civil — even when there’s conflict — community members are invited to participate in one of three upcoming courses.
04/18/2016
Click above to watch a video showcase of NCRC's remarkably successful Resorative Community Justice program.
04/13/2016
In an effort to use the city’s “deep bench of talent” by working together, council members at the April 4 meeting adopted “Civility Works: The Del Mar Code of Civil Discourse” and outlined plans to offer corresponding training sessions. Council members first discussed the proposal in February after Parks and Councilman Dwight Worden attended a National Conflict Resolution Center training program.
04/08/2016
In an effort to keep public dialogue productive, even when there’s conflict, the Del Mar City Council on April 4 unanimously adopted a code of civil discourse. The city is the first in the region to adopt such a code, which is based on the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Code of Civil Discourse.
04/05/2016
NCRC's Peacemaker Awards highlighted in the Presidio Sentinel!
03/30/2016
Steven Dinkin, President of the National Conflict Resolution Center, and Ashley Virtue, Director of External Relations for the Center, talk about the organization’s mission to provide resources, training, expertise to help people and organizations manage and solve conflicts.
03/25/2016
NCRC President Steven Dinkin speaks about NCRC's partnership with Live Well San Diego on ESPN 1700.
03/22/2016
By Doug Barker, Esq. West Coast Resolution Group Mediator
03/15/2016
Encinitas residents and developers can now access professional mediation services through a one-year Mediation Pilot Program. The services can help resolve general disputes between neighbors, and disagreements over proposed land use or development projects.
03/14/2016
Having contributed to the San Diego region for decades, Del Mar couple Mel and Linda Katz will be recognized during the National Conflict Resolution Center’s 28th annual Peacemaker Awards April 14 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
03/10/2016
Murder-suicides show biggest increase; rate in city of San Diego remains relatively low
02/21/2016
Conflict resolution specialists hold workshops at universities, community colleges
02/10/2016
12/15/2015
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to vote on expanding a restorative justice program to keep juvenile delinquents out of prison.
11/24/2015
A pilot program led by the National Conflict Resolution Center is bringing together students, parents and local law enforcement. Why? To help build communication skills by focusing on trust and understanding of how communication can break.
11/24/2015
Steve Dinkin, President of NCRD, the National Conflict Resolution Center, and Captain Jorge Duran, SDPD, visit GMSD to talk about the The Art of Inclusive Communication Program. Learn how this program has brought law enforcement and the communities.
11/23/2015
A face-to-face with neighborhood high school students could soon be part of the training for San Diego police officers. A pilot program that brought Lincoln High School students together with officers is set to expand.
11/20/2015
The program "Art of Inclusive Communication," mediated by the National Conflict Resolution Center and funded by San Diego County’s Live Well San Diego program, brought 40 Lincoln High students, their families, San Diego police, county officials and community leaders together to find some common ground.
11/18/2015
NCRC's Director of External Relations Ashley Virtue, and Divorce Mediation Group Director Kim Werner interviewed on KSON!
09/01/2015
The quests for equality, dignity, justice, self realization and the resulting conflicts that were central to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s are also central to the story of the musical Violet. REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE hosts leaders of the NATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER for a unique conversation that will explore how individuals and communities solve conflicts with civility that fosters dignity and equality. This discussion was recorded on August 27, 2015 on The Lyceum UNDERGROUND STAGE.
08/27/2015
A pilot program offering youth offenders an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system has been successful in its first year in City Heights, officials said Thursday.
08/26/2015
Young people who commit crimes in City Heights are getting a second chance as part of a program that's offering an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system.
08/24/2015
NCRC President Steven Dinkin is interviewed on San Diego's KUSI news about the Restorative Community Conferencing program and it's efficacy in keeping at-risk youth out of the justice system.
08/21/2015
A Press conference on NCRC's Resorative Community Conferencing program has been featured on KPBS!
07/28/2015
With budget cuts straining the state judicial system, judges frequently steer disputes between businesses toward mediation in attempts to find resolutions outside the courtroom. West Resolution Group mediator Raul Cadena comments on business turning to mediation before litigation in this San Diego Business Journal Article.
07/22/2015
Read the new article by West Coast Resolution Group's Judy Copeland about how to creatively approach mediating elder care and capacity issues.
07/14/2015
National movement following church shooting forcing schools to rethink Confederate names. NCRC director of external relations Ashley Virtue quoted in The San Diego Union Tribune regarding the rethinking of confederate school names.
04/27/2015
West Coast Resolution Group Mediator, Jeff Isaacs, provides an overview of potentially critical insolvency issues presented in mediating uninsured or under-insured disputes.
04/01/2015
The 27th Annual Peacemaker Awards, presented by the National Conflict Resolution Center, recognized Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, as the national Peacemaker for 2015.
03/18/2015
Carl Luna, a political science professor at Mesa College, will moderate the conference with keynote speaker Steven Dinkin, president of the National Conflict Resolution Center.
03/12/2015
Janet Napolitano will receive the National Peacemaker Award, and Cindy Marten will receive the Local Peacemaker Award. A committee of community members and individuals from NCRC selected both honorees.
03/05/2015
At the National Conflict Resolution Center, our response would be that San Diego has been blessed with a regional trait that makes those advantages possible: We share a belief in the power of “community before self” and we know how to cooperate in pursuing common goals and building a stronger society.
02/05/2015
Cindy Marten, head of the San Diego Unified School District, will be honored as local Peacemaker for 2015 when the National Conflict Resolution Center holds its 27th annual Peacemaker Awards.
04/01/2014
Mediator John Edwards is the featured Mediator of the Month in the Attorney Journal. (Pages 22-23)
02/21/2014
An op-ed by Congressman John Lewis, 2014 NCRC Peacemaker Honoree, as seen in the Union Tribune.