Me­di­a­tion cen­ter cel­e­brates ‘Part­ners in Peace’

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EAS­TON — Sup­port­ers of the Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter re­cently came out to rec­og­nize key com­mu­nity mem­bers who help the or­ga­ni­za­tion carry out its mis­sion.

Awards were pre­sented to Jo Ann D. Asparagus of the Caro­line County Do­mes­tic and Ju­ve­nile Court, Dr. James Bell with Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools, and the Tal­bot As­so­ci­a­tion of Clergy and Laity for their roles as “peace­mak­ers” in the com­mu­ni­ties MSCMC serves. In ad­di­tion, Charles Bohn was awarded Vol­un­teer of the Year.

“We deeply ap­pre­ci­ate every­one’s com­mit­ment to our work, and we are de­lighted that so many be­lieve in the power of me­di­a­tion,” said Cyn­thia Jur­rius, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for the Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter.

The key­note speaker was Glenn Fue­ston, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the gov­er­nor’s Of­fice of Crime Con­trol and Preven­tion.

Fue­ston shared the gov­er­nor’s com­mit­ment to the work of com­mu­nity me­di­a­tion across Mary­land, not­ing es­pe­cially the progress made with the Jus­tice Rein­vest­ment Ini­tia­tive.

The evening was spon­sored by Shore Banc­shares, Mon­teray Farms, Steven Doehler, Tom and Cathy Hill (Llandaff Fam­ily Foun­da­tion), Rob Ketcham and the Tide­wa­ter Inn, where the event was held.

“This spe­cial event would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the sup­port of these spon­sors,” said Linda Webb, LCSW, Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter’s board pres­i­dent. “We were grate­ful for their gen­eros­ity as it en­abled us to honor com­mu­nity part­ners who rec­og­nize and value the im­por­tance of our work.”

The Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter be­lieves that with pro­duc­tive di­a­logue, re­la­tion­ships can be built and re­built help­ing to re­duce vi­o­lence and re­cidi­vism. The ul­ti­mate goal is to make the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place.

The Mid Shore Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter pro­vides me­di­a­tion and con­flict res­o­lu­tion for a wide range of sit­u­a­tions, in­clud­ing par­ent­ing plan me­di­a­tions (child ac­cess), par­ent-teen, work­place, land­lord-ten­ant, neigh­bor­hoods, youth and school-re­lated, reen­try, small claims and pub­lic pol­icy mat­ters. To learn more, visit mid­shore­me­dia tion.org.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Mem­bers of the Tal­bot As­so­ci­a­tion of Clergy and Laity ac­cept their award at the Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Med­i­ta­tion Cen­ter awards ceremony this past week.

Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Med­i­ta­tion Cen­ter Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Cyn­thia Jur­rius presents Dr. James Bell with the Peace­maker Award.

Mid Shore Com­mu­nity Med­i­ta­tion Cen­ter Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Cyn­thia Jur­rius presents Judge Jo Ann Asparagus with the Peace­maker Award.

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