Services offered by the DRF include:
- Mediation – Providing world-class service to all of Jamaica’s courts with a Roster of trained and certified mediators
- Arbitration and Adjudication
- Training and Sensitization in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Restorative Justice
- Establishing Peace & Justice and Mediation Centres across the island
One such centre is the Flanker Peace & Justice Centre which was established under the Social Conflict and Legal Reform Project as a model for Jamaica and the rest of the world. It is presently being replicated in various communities in Montego Bay.
The establishment of centres such as the aforementioned is done through affiliates and branches in 18 locations island-wide which serve as focal points for peace-making, conflict resolution and community development. DRF also works in close collaboration with churches, officers of the law, courts, schools and businesses of the public and private sector in order to successfully carry out its mandate.
- Youth Department – The School Intervention Programme (SIP) exists as a vital limb of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) by supporting the goal of developing a peaceful culture in Jamaica. The SIP does this by identifying at-risk young persons between the ages of 10 – 18 and provides them with child-friendly Alternative Dispute Resolution services and training. The exemplary Youth Peace Facilitators teach these students important lessons in Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Restorative Justice, Anti-Bullying, Self-Esteem, Peer Pressure, Goal Setting, Child Rights and Mediation. The core values of the SIP, affirmation, communication, cooperation and respect, are engraved into the students that are served by the programme. These values have been identified by our competent Youth Programme staff members as vital to any hope of developing a peaceful culture.
- Policy development
- Designing Dispute Resolution Systems