Peers Making Peace

Peers Making Peace Peer Mediation Training Program

Peers Making Peace is the ONLY conflict resolution program in the nation to be recognized as an evidence-based program by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. And, Peace Learning Center is the ONLY organization certified to provide this training in Indiana!

This training was made possible through grants from the Community Crime Prevention Program at the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.

What is the Peers Making Peace peer mediation program?

Students along with a staff coordinator receive complete training in mediation skills and program implementation that truly changes the atmosphere of the school campus. The school mediation program provides students and staff a means of nonviolent resolution for disputes that arise in the school setting. Students learn how to turn conflict into win/win situations, not through compromise, but through listening to each other and designing solutions which meet both people’s needs.

  •  Results indicated that 97.7% mediations resulted in an agreement.
  •  Discipline referrals decreased by 57.7% in Peers Making Peace schools, but increased by 8.4% in control schools.
  •  Assaults decreased by 90.2% in Peers Making Peace schools, but increased by 33% incontrol schools.
  •  Expulsions decreased by 73% in Peers Making Peace schools, but increased by 6.2% incontrol schools.
  •  Peers Making Peace is the only conflict resolution program in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Click here to learn more about the Peers Making Peace program.

Click here to contact PLC’s youth program director to learn how you can bring the Peers Making Peace program to your school.

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2 Comments

  1. Pat Long October 23, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love these statistics. Peers Making Peace makes a difference!

    • Stacy Robinson October 26, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Thank you!

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