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“The New Orleans Community-Police Mediation Program(CPMP)” is excited to announce we are now accepting applications for new mediators.

The mediation program aims to improve relationships and build trust and understanding between the community and the New Orleans Police Department. We provide community members and police officers the unique opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation to address conflict in their interactions with each other, be heard and understood, hear each other’s perspectives, and come to their own agreements about moving forward. The CPMP is a program of the Office of the Independent Police Monitor (OIPM), an independent, civilian police oversight agency whose mission is to improve police service to the community, citizen trust in the NOPD, and officer safety and working conditions.

We will be selecting 12 new residents to join the program and serve as Community-Police Mediators. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social change, self-determination, community-building, public safety, conflict resolution, and using meaningful dialogue to make New Orleans a safer, stronger city. This is a unique opportunity to be part of democratizing policing in our city, improving police accountability by giving space for civilians to directly address officer misconduct, and using a restorative justice approach to create change in our public safety and criminal justice system.

Characteristics desired in applicants include:

  • New Orleans residency
  • Availability and commitment to serve as a mediator
  • Availability to attend the required, free trainings (March 9-11 and March 16-18, 2018)
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Capacity to demonstrate competence, composure, and neutrality.

No prior mediation experience is necessary – we will train you! We seek mediators that reflect the community’s diversity, so want to recruit trainees with the greatest diversity and range possible of gender, age, race, ethnicity, language, education, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

For a full description of the selection criteria and process and to apply online, CLICK HERE https://seam.ly/RXzvIcrc or Download the application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 15, 2018.

For more information on the program, please visit :www.CommunityPoliceMediation.org

Please forward widely! For any questions, please contact
Jules Griff,
The Mediation Program Director,
Office of the Independent Police Monitor,
City of New Orleans,
Phone (office) : 504-304-7886.
Phone (Cell) : 504-330-6932.
E-mail : jgriff@nolaipm.gov
Website : www.CommunityPoliceMediation.org

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