Monthly Archives: December 2008

  • Twenty-six young people came to the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint to participate in a youth court training on Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th. These young people are training to serve as jurors, judges, and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of the youth court is to use positive peer pressure […]

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  • The staff at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center wish you a very happy holiday season!

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  • On December 17th We Are All Brooklyn, in collaboration with Project CARE, the Mediation Center, and Sovereign Bank hosted an event for the non-profit community about how to manage the current fiscal crisis. With over 200 attendees, this successful event taught us the importance of collaboration with other organizations and communication within our communities. Thank […]

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  • The Mediation Center recently collaborated with the Langeloth Foundation and the Bellevue Re-entry Consortium to produce a directory of resources for formerly incarcerated people and their families. The directory is available in print at our office or online here: http://www.courtinnovation.org/reentry_directory.pdf

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  • “Committing a crime is what I did, not who I am.” –Mr. Campos “In order to come back to society, my thinking had to change. I had to let someone else take charge of me and steer me for awhile. When I did it myself, it only lead me back to the chains.” – Mr. […]

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  • Amy Ellenbogen, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Project Director is on the Steering Committee for We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB). WAAB wrote this statement in reaction to the attacks on the Sucuzhanay brothers: In the early morning of Sunday, December 8, the city of New York and the borough of Brooklyn were the victims […]

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  • Michael David Willoughby, a former participant in the Mediation Center’s Youth Court programming at Paul Robeson High School passed away in a car accident on November 30th. His obituary is below. In loving Memory Michael David Willoughby Sunrise: June 27, 1989Sunset: November 30, 2008 Michael David Willoughby was born on June 27th, 1989 at Interfaith […]

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  • The Mediation Center’s Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) at Ebbets Field MS 352 provides a system of support and accountability for students who are chronically late or absent from school. Staff members check in with students on a daily basis, conduct family conferences, write and distribute letters home and operate an in-school Youth Court addressing attendance […]

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