Source: (2006) Justice Connections: a joint publication of NAFCM, PRASI and VOMA. 1(Summer):8.

My experience as an AmeriCorps volunteer community mediator has been a very enlightening experience. Although I have only served eight months, I already realize that it is essential for community mediation and other forms of conflict resolution to thrive. There are still a number of communities, populations, and social arenas that can benefit from our services. Nevertheless, the true challenges appear to be the development of a conscious awareness of our skills and accessibility in the communities we serve, as well as volunteer recruitment and training in those communities. (excerpt)

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