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Our Vision and Mission

Vision: Prevention and mitigation of violence stimulated by underlying social issues in the US.

Mission: Building a national cohesion and peacebuilding infrastructure for the US, starting with an Early Warning Early Response platform to prevent violence before, during and after the US 2020 elections.

Our Values

Local: Violence mitigation and problem-solving are robust only when local organizations are involved.

Trustable: Data-gathering and inter-network communication are useful only when networks of trustworthy people are in place.

Reliable, Accurate, Timely: Effective intervention is made possible by getting the right information, at the right time, to the right people, for the right response. This requires thoughtfully-constructed protocols that are both functional and flexible.

Trust Goals with Numbers

Our Goals and Objectives
First 6 months, October 2020 - April 2021

Goal 1: Create a sustainable EWER system 

  • The technical and human resource capacity for the same

  • Included are online tools for reporting and tracking evidence of hate speech, incitement, and other forms of violence via text, images, voice, and video. 

Goal 2:  Train and prepare responders

  • In a range of skills including unarmed civilian protection, de-escalation strategies, Inter-positioning, joint monitoring mechanisms, building safety teams, navigating high-level threats, facilitating dangerous dialogues, and more. 

Goal 3: Prepare messages for dissemination across platforms

  • Involve experts in social media and mass texting with targeted messages from respected leaders.

Goal 4:  Leverage existing infrastructures

  • Within non-partisan civic organizations society looking to improve the civic space, to benefit from the competencies this network offers, through the coordination of the community-based dispute resolution members of NAFCM.

Goal 5: Coordinate with key groups 

  • Such as journalists, municipal and faith leaders, police and community safety professionals, civic organizations, all to sustain a vibrant voting process in which all voices are heard.

Goal 6: Engage in violence interruption while building on local capacity

  • To address tensions and threats of violence.

Goal 7: Ensure a lasting framework 

  • For use well after the elections as a permanent and vibrant resource for citizens, governments, and communities.

Goals 1-3
Goals 4-6
Goal 7
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Our Partners & Community Mediation Centers

Trust Network partners and community mediation centers (CMCs) are central to network operations and continue to grow:

TRUST NETWORK PARTNERS INCLUDE:

  • Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Faith Table
  • Bridge Alliance
  • Bridging Divides Initiative
  • Carter Center
  • Crime and Justice Initiative
  • Cure Violence
  • EIRUSA
  • Election SOS
  • Foundation for Inclusion
  • Future Policing
  • ICSVE International Center for Study of Violent Extremism
  • Karuna Center
  • Listen First Project
  • Mediators Beyond Borders International
  • NAFCM National Association for Community Mediation
  • NCDD National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Over Zero
  • Peace Direct
  • +Peace
  • Police2Peace
  • Projects for a Civil Society
  • Urban Rural Action
  • Visions Inc.

TRUST NETWORK COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTERS INCLUDE:

  • Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers (Little Rock, AK)
  • Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) (Chicago, IL)
  • Center for Dialogue & Resolution (Eugene, OR)
  • City of Charlotte Community Relations Committee Dispute Settlement Program (Charlotte, NC)
  • Cleveland Mediation Center (Cleveland, OH)
  • Community Mediation Services (New Orleans, LA)
  • Community Mediation Services (CMS) of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Community Mediation Services (Vancouver, WA)
  • Conflict Resolution Center (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC) (Bethesda, MD)
  • Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (Olympia, WA)
  • Dispute Settlement Center (Carrboro, NC)
  • Good Shepherd Mediation Program (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Just Mediation PGH (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire (Savannah, GA)
  • Mediation Services of Adams County (Gettysburg, PA)
  • Mediation West (Scottsbluff, NE)
  • Midlands Mediation Center (Columbia, SC)
  • Orange County Human Relations (Santa Ana, CA)
  • Our Family Services (Tucson, AZ)
  • Resolution Virginia (Staunton, VA)
  • Susquehanna Mediation (CSVMC- Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center) (Susquehanna, PA)
  • Wayne County Dispute Resolution Program (Dearborn, MI)

Our Network

Our centers, partners, partner networks, and individual members are spread across the country.  Come help us build and braid it together.  

Community Mediation Centers, Partners & Individual Trust Network Members (as of January 19, 2021)

BRIDGES

Courtesy, TRUST Partner, Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton, Nealin Parker, and Team

Bridging Organizations & TRUST Network (as of January 19, 2021)

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Courtesy, TRUST Partner, Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton, Nealin Parker, and Team

We believe that the U.S. needs an urgent, coordinated multi-sectoral peacebuilding approach to address the causes of conflict and violence at home. This means building an infrastructure that includes organizations with the ability to focus on: 

  • prevention of violence, 

  • violence interruption,

  • community/cohesion building, 

  • mediation and peacebuilding, 

  • countering radicalization, 

  • democracy & governance,

  • reconciliation & reparation, 

  • environmental and health justice

  • security sector transformation

No matter what your skills, you can be a PeaceBuilder. Add yourself as an individual or organization to the map and network. And help fund our efforts.