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Community Mediation

Vanna In’s Story

The majority of individuals who are living their life on an everyday basis do not need or desire conflict in their lives. And why should they? We all desire for things to run smoothly, so as not to interrupt our lives, but we know that is not the real world. When one is involved in community mediation, we know that conflict is: normal, natural and necessary, and if conflict is not dealt with at the earliest stage, it only festers and builds and leads to the type of situation where more injury can occur. 

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David’s Story

“We do not heal isolation. Connecting with others is how we develop compassion for others and for ourselves. A person is a person through other …

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Michael’s Story

Here at VORP, we believe that true justice is Restorative. This belief allows us to address the harms and needs of those harmed as well …

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