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Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court Evaluation of Implementing Peacemaking in a Non-Tribal Court System

Peacemaking and Parent Partners Evaluation (2016)

Evaluation of the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Peacemaking Court, which incorporated peacemaking within their court in the fall of 2013.  The program’s goal is to increase satisfaction of litigants and improve public trust in justice.  Since the inception of the peacemaking court, over 40 peacemaking facilitators have been trained.  Trained peacemakers now co-facilitate cases and are using peacemaking practices on court, school and community case referrals; they have served over 80 families since 2013.

Read the full evaluation report at the Turtle Talk website.

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Strong interest in new peacemaking court in Washtenaw County

There appears to be a lot of interest in a new kind of court in Washtenaw County.

More than 80 lawyers, mediators, and probation officers packed Judge Timothy Connors’ courtroom on Friday.

They were there for a six-hour education session on the Native American philosophy that guides the new peacemaking court.

Read the full February 3, 2014, article at the Michigan Radio website.