MORE NEWS IN BRIEF Ap­ply to be trained as me­di­a­tors— Chuck

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.