Dispute System Evaluation

U.S. Institute of Peace 

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To

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ICWA/Child Custody Court Models

This project will engage the questions around the potential establishment of ICWA/child custody courts for recently federally-recognized Native American tribes. The focus will be on conducting secondary research into existing ICWA/child custody court models, and will include interviews with experts (in the field of Native American law and tribal courts) and community stakeholders (tribal leaders,

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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

The Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is a trial-level federal court that serves Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with courthouses located in Brooklyn and Central Islip. The EDNY Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Department administers mediation and arbitration services for civil cases filed in the EDNY. The EDNY ADR Department also administers the

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American Bar Association: Approaches to Eviction Prevention

The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students that is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. In response to the growing legal needs of Americans arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the ABA has created this nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession. This group is working to identify the legal

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New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch has convened an interdisciplinary committee composed of representatives from all parts of the Court system. HNMCP will conduct a project to explore stakeholder experiences, approaches to, and perspectives on remote hearings and the role they may play in ensuring access to justice and serving as a dispute resolution option that courts could offer. Potential final products include recommendations, resources, and/or training materials to improve stakeholder use of and value gained from remote hearings.

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University of Cincinnati Ombuds Office

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Ombuds Office, celebrating 50 years of continuous operation in 2020, works frequently on cases around evaluative relationships at the university; perceptions of fairness around policy and decision-making; matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and promoting transparent and appropriate communication among parties. As an organizational ombuds office, the UC Ombuds staff

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U.S. Office of Special Counsel

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit’s Mediation Program mediates Prohibited Personnel Practice

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New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch, Superior Court, manages all cases involving criminal charges filed as felonies. Within the past five years, it has restructured its criminal case management system and strongly encouraged County Attorney and Public Defender offices to implement Early Case Resolution (ECR) programs. ECR is intended to help these offices identify and negotiate

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Center for Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) provides free mediation services for issues of community concern across the Circuit Court of Cook County, currently handling over 1,500 cases annually with the support of volunteers and staff. In 2017, CCR began accepting referrals to a new pilot mediation program for non-intimate parties’ Stalking/No Contact Order cases. Parties

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