MORE NEWS IN BRIEF Apply to be trained as mediators— Chuck
Teachers, pastors, justices of the peace (JPs) and community leaders are being encouraged to apply to the justice ministry for training in mediation and restorative justice (RJ) practices.
The urging came from portfolio Minister Delroy Chuck at a justice services sensitisation session held at his Constant Spring Road offices last Friday.
Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need for the matter
Delroy Chuck to go to court, whereas RJ focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.
"These are simple skills that can be used in your community not only to resolve disputes and conflicts, but also to heal some of the wounds and to ensure that there is greater peace, order and discipline across our communities," Chuck said.
He informed that training offered by the justice ministry in mediation is done over a two-week programme, whereas training in restorative justice is conducted over two days. "I hope that all of you will make yourself available to be trained," he said.