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07/18/2018
“I started my career wanting to take the dispute resolution tools that worked well in Niger and export them around the world. Today, I’m the CEO of an organization which has done exactly that, and it’s pretty amazing."
06/13/2018
Father’s Day can often be painful or awkward for many people, particularly adult children who have a strained relationship with their father or father-in-law. Whether there’s a long-standing familial rift or a disagreement over politics/child-rearing/lifestyles, any number of conflicts can make spending time with your dad or dad-in-law a chore. Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), has some tips for keeping tensions to a minimum, and paving the way to a more enjoyable – if not more civil – Father’s Day for the entire family
06/11/2018
NCRC Director of External Relations Ashley Virtue goes live on NBC 7 San Diego to give some conflict resolution tips for the summer!
05/30/2018
NCRC Director of External Relations discusses Starbucks closing of thousands of stores for anti-bias training.
05/29/2018
Starbucks is closing 8,000 of its U.S. stores today for racial-bias training, which begs the question: What will the coffee giant’s employees learn, and how will they be asked to apply those lessons? More important, will it work?
05/23/2018
The four-hour training, for which Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores across the U.S., is one of several steps the company is taking following the April arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia store.
05/23/2018
Starbucks closed it doors on May 29th to provide its employees with sensitivity training. Here's what Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations at the National Conflict Resolution Center, had to say about Starbucks' sensitivity training.
04/26/2018
National Conflict Resolution Center presented the 30th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner to honor those who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally. NCRC received the largest gift in its 35-year history with a pledge of $1 million from Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Jeanne L. Herberger, PhD, designated as the lead gift in NCRC’s first-ever Endowment Fund Campaign. This year’s honorees included No Labels, Peter Seidler, Dan Shea, Elizabeth Bustos, Anne Wilson, Elizabeth Lopez, and Diane Takvorian. Jessie Knight Jr. served as emcee.
04/25/2018
NCRC President Steven Dinkin goes live on KOGO 600 and comments on the recent arrest of two African-American men in a Starbucks, and Starbucks' decision to require all of it's employees to attend unconscious bias training.
04/23/2018
Jeanne Herberger committed $1 million to kick off NCRC's first campaign to raise money for its endowment.
04/16/2018
Two San Diego County were recognized by the nonprofit National Conflict Resolution Center for their diligent work to help the homeless. Rancho Santa Fe resident and restaurateur Dan Shea and La Jolla resident and San Diego Padres managing partner Peter Seidler were the recipients of the Philanthropy in Peacemaking award during the 30th annual Peacemaker Awards ceremony on April 7 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.
04/16/2018
San Diego Padres Managing Partner Peter Seidler and restaurateur Dan Shea were given Philanthropy in Peacemaking awards, at the National Conflict Resolution Center’s 30th annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, for their efforts raising housing tents for the homeless.
04/16/2018
The San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center has received it’s largest gift ever — a $1 million pledge from Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Dr. Jeanne Herberger.
04/11/2018
National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) has received the largest gift in its 35-year history with a pledge of $1 million from Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Jeanne L. Herberger, Ph.D.
04/10/2018
Steve Dinkin, President of National Conflict Resolution Center Saturday and Lisa Borders, a former Atlanta City Council president who co-founded No Labels, an organization that combats partisan dysfunction, sat down with KUSI to talk about the 30th anniversary of the National Conflict Resolution Center's Peacemaker Awards.
04/10/2018
Líderes en San Diego, motivados por su propia dedicación de ayudar a la comunidad, fueron honrados por su trabajo el sábado 7 de abril, durante la cena anual de premios Peacemaker del Centro National de Resolución de Conflictos
04/10/2018
Driven by the same dedication to the community of San Diego, several leaders in the county were honored for their work on Saturday, April 7, during the National Conflict and Resolution Center’s 30th annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner.
04/08/2018
The National Conflict Resolution Center Saturday honored individuals and organizations that have championed conflict resolution at the 30th annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.
04/03/2018
Steve Dinkin, President of the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), discusses the mission of the 35-year-old organization, Dinkin is joined by Pedro Villegas, Director of Community Relations for SDG&E, to chat about NCRC’s 30th Annual Peacemaker Awards, that is slated for Saturday, April 7 at the San Diego Marriott and Marquis Hotel. Villegas and Dinkin talk about SDG&E’s title sponsorship of the venerable awards program, along with this year’s honorees.
03/28/2018
NCRC Board Member Paul Vaden goes on The American Dream to speak about Answer the Bell and his involvement with different charitable organizations in San Diego.
03/27/2018
NCRC President Steve Dinkin joined C-SPAN Washington Journal to discuss efforts to promote civility in political discourse and how to keep discussions civil in the digital age.
03/26/2018
NCRC Director of External Relations Ashley Virtue goes on KUSI to discuss the recent walkout protests against gun violence.
03/24/2018
One way to support civility in the digital age is to go out of your way to look for points of view from the other side. Find out how YOU can make online exchanges more civil in this interview with Ashley Virtue, our Director of External Relations, on This Morning with Gordon Deal. (18-minute mark)
03/23/2018
“Fellow parents of smallish kids: Are you planning to take your families to the March for our Lives?” wrote an acquaintance on Facebook recently. Her children are in fifth and second grade. “Anyone else have concerns about the event raising fears in our kids’ minds? My kids know about Parkland, but have not (yet) asked, ‘Could that happen here?’” For many parents, that is the question now. How young is too young to join in a protest?
03/22/2018
NCRC has received funds from the San Diego County Bar Foundation to help expand it's Restorative Community Conferencing Programs.
03/22/2018
“Fellow parents of smallish kids: Are you planning to take your families to the March for our Lives?” wrote an acquaintance on Facebook recently. Her children are in fifth and second grade. “Anyone else have concerns about the event raising fears in our kids’ minds? My kids know about Parkland, but have not (yet) asked, ‘Could that happen here?’” For many parents, that is the question now. How young is too young to join in a protest?
03/22/2018
“Fellow parents of smallish kids: Are you planning to take your families to the March for our Lives?” wrote an acquaintance on Facebook recently. Her children are in fifth and second grade. “Anyone else have concerns about the event raising fears in our kids’ minds? My kids know about Parkland, but have not (yet) asked, ‘Could that happen here?’”For many parents, that is the question now. How young is too young to join in a protest?
03/22/2018
“Fellow parents of smallish kids: Are you planning to take your families to the March for our Lives?” wrote an acquaintance on Facebook recently. Her children are in fifth and second grade. “Anyone else have concerns about the event raising fears in our kids’ minds? My kids know about Parkland, but have not (yet) asked, ‘Could that happen here?’” For many parents, that is the question now. How young is too young to join in a protest?
03/21/2018
National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presents the 30th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. The event honors individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally, as well as supports the organization’s groundbreaking programming to empower the community to communicate across disputes with civility and inclusivity.
03/16/2018
Funds raised from the 30th annual Peacemaker Awards will help NCRC expand its highly successful Galinson Campus Civility Project, which provides communication and diversity training on college campuses around the nation.
03/16/2018
Don't miss the National Conflict Resolution Center's 30th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner, Saturday, April 7 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive in San Diego.
03/16/2018
The National Conflict Resolution Center is celebrating it's 30th annual Peacemaker Awards on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Get tickets now!
03/15/2018
NCRC President Steven Dinkin comments on parents speaking to children about divisive issues and the best way to approach them.
03/15/2018
NCRC President Steven Dinkin comments on parents speaking to children about divisive issues and the best way to approach them.
03/14/2018
Ashley Virtue, director of External Relations at the National Conflict Resolution Center, shared advice with Jared Aarons from ABC 10 news for addressing gun violence and peaceful protesting with our own kids in a positive way.
03/13/2018
Ashley Virtue, director of External Relations at the National Conflict Resolution Center, gave Popsugar advice for addressing gun violence and peaceful protesting with kids in a positive way. Although talking to your child — whether they're in elementary school or a teenager — about walkouts or school lockdown drills aren't easy conversations, these tips will help make these talks less intimidating.
03/09/2018
The Peacemaker Awards will take place on April 7, 2018 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.
03/08/2018
Laura Walcher of The Presidio Sentinel interviews former Former NCRC President Liz O'Brien and current NCRC President Steve Dinkin on their thoughts on celebrating 30 years of the Peacemaker Awards.
03/06/2018
The National Conflict Resolution Center presents it's 30th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner to honor those who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution both locally and nationally.
02/27/2018
The National Conflict Resolution Center will present the 30th annual Peacemaker Awards on Saturday, April 7, to honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to conflict resolution nationally and in San Diego.
02/22/2018
Last academic year, a number of University of California San Diego students were asked how often each quarter they engage in discussions about controversial topics. A third answered “rarely.” Now, UC San Diego students will have more opportunities to participate in civil discourse, learn the perspective of others and develop empathy through sharing stories thanks to a $65,000 grant from the National Conflict Resolution Center and the Einhorn Family Foundation to establish a Dialogue Ambassador Program.
01/09/2018
NCRC President Steve Dinkin and Director of External Relations Ashley Virtue go live on American Dream TV to discuss conflict resolution in the workplace.
12/22/2017
SD Voyage provides an insightful interview with NCRC President Steven Dinkin
12/12/2017
The holiday custom of gathering with loved ones for a happy feast was put to the test in the winter 2016. Still reeling from a frenzied election, Americans faced new social challenges: Can we impose a “no politics at dinner” rule? Can we enforce it? Or should we just talk about football and the weather?
12/11/2017
Even if you’re the most non-confrontational person in the world, you can’t avoid conflict. Whether someone on a team project throws you under the bus or a coworker says something that rubs you the wrong way, we all end up in situations where we’re at odds with our workmates. Read this article for tips on how to handle workplace issues!
12/04/2017
National Conflict Resolution Center is the KNX Hero of the Week for making a difference in the community.
11/27/2017
Dir. of External Relations, Ashley Virtue and Sr. Program Manager, Kathryn Shade joined Cliff Albert at Newsradio 600 KOGO to share National Conflict Resolution Center - NCRC's guiding principles on how to resolve conflict and the importance of civility in today's society.
11/22/2017
Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations at the National Conflict Resolution Center - NCRC joined Lisa Remillard this morning at KUSI News to discuss the importance of civility at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
11/01/2017
As part of its efforts to increase dialogue around our most pressing regional challenges, the latest KPBS/NCRC Community Heroes event placed a spotlight on immigration in San Diego with a focus on asylum seekers.
10/30/2017
Support part of Bank of America's Neighborhood Builders program, which helps nonprofits grow more sustainably to build a thriving community
10/30/2017
The bank provides organizations with a combination of leadership development and $200,000 in flexible funding.
10/25/2017
The San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center announced Monday that it was selected for a $200,000 grant in the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders program.
10/25/2017
Bank of America has announced National Conflict Resolution Center as its 2017 Neighborhood Builder, awarding it $200,000.
10/20/2017
NCRC President Steven P. Dinkin went live on KUSI for a routine interview, only to get a huge surprise donation from Bank Of America!
10/04/2017
NCRC Board Chairman Tom W. Turner Jr. is highlighted in a wonderful article featured in 92130 Magazine.
08/31/2017
The state of the San Diego housing market has quickly become one of the most pressing challenges in our region. NCRC and KPBS are promoting community and governmental dialogue to address this issue in an inclusive and proactive way.
08/31/2017
The U.S. workforce is facing a quandary this Labor Day. Finding a job has gotten easier. But finding respect on the job remains a challenge, and employee morale, an increasingly pivotal factor in organizational success, is hanging in the balance. Please enjoy this insightful Huffington Post article written by NCRC President Steven P. Dinkin.
07/13/2017
Steve Dinkin, president of San Diego's National Conflict Resolution Center and Del Mar city councilwoman Sherryl Parks discussed on Midday Edition how they are hoping to bring harmony San Diego County politics.
06/12/2017
NCRC congratulates White Memorial Medical Center and Board Member George Ramirez for recently opening White Memorial Community Health Center in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles)
05/24/2017
Parents and children learning about the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may find the tragedy especially troubling since the terror attack targeted a venue full of children and adolescents. Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations at National Conflict Resolution Center sat down with Megan Tevrizian from NBC 7 San Diego and advised parents to engage their children with open ended questions to make sense of this tragic event.
05/22/2017
NCRC's Peacemaker Awards are featured in San Diego Business Journal!
05/12/2017
Watch NCRC Director of External Relations, Ashley Virtue, as she talks with NBC 7 about how to empower children and parents against bullying through effective communication.
05/01/2017
View coverage of NCRC's Peacemaker Awards in Ranch & Coast magazine!
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.