Today, High School Peer Mediators from the Brooklyn School for Global Studies visited Safe Horizon's Brooklyn Mediation Center. Accompanied by Crown Heights staff person Eleanor Anderson, the students were treated to an exclusive tour by Safe Horizon staff member Rusa Fischer. The students learned about how volunteer mediators are trained, where mediations take place, the most common types of cases, safety measures, and more. Thanks to Rusa and Safe Horizon for a great trip!
The Crown Heights Mediation Center has been operating a School Justice Center at the Brooklyn School for Global Studies since December 2009. The Justice Center houses a variety of activities and programs all coordinated by a Mediation Center staff person who is present on site at the school full time. Today's trip was the culminating activity for the high school Peer Mediation group.