Objectives

The following are some of the objectives of the Foundation:

  • To establish methods of resolving disputes in Jamaica which are supplementary, complementary or alternative to litigation, called Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques;
  • To encourage and educate the public about using ADR techniques to handle conflicts and differences without resorting to violence;
  • To establish several dispute resolution facilities in communities throughout Jamaica;
  • To explore and establish such ADR techniques as methods of resolving domestic, commercial, industrial, political and social disputes among members of the Jamaican community;
  • To increase the use of mediation services by the legal profession as a dispute resolution option.