9th Annual Shepherds of Peace Dinner and Awards Ceremony

October 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Details & Registration Available Soon

Philadelphia's Only
Community Mediation Center

History and Background

The Good Shepherd Mediation Program, established in 1984, is a neighborhood justice center located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. People in conflict come to the Mediation Program to resolve their disputes through mediation.

Our mission is to empower Philadelphia community residents to creatively search for meaningful and lasting solutions to their conflicts without resorting to crime or violence.

After nearly 100 years of service to delinquent/dependent youth, Good Shepherd Corporation phased out its youth residential programs. In 1982, a needs assessment of the 14th and 35th police districts in Northwest Philadelphia was conducted to identify community concerns. It became apparent that crime and violence resulting from escalating, unresolved disputes - particularly involving youth - were the social problems about which community residents were most concerned. In 1984, Good Shepherd Neighborhood House was established as Philadelphia's first neighborhood justice center, serving the 14th and 35th police districts. Good Shepherd Mediation Program currently offers mediation, and training and consulting services to the Greater Philadelphia area.

CELEBRATE CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY 2015 -- OCTOBER 22

Watch this 3-minute video describing the benefits of mediation.

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JAMS Foundation Funds CHIRP

JAMS Foundation Funds CHIRP

Good Shepherd Mediation Program (GSMP), Philadelphia's only, nonprofit community mediation center, received a grant from the JAMS Foundation to design and implement a series of conflict resolution education workshops for children with a parent who is incarcerated or returning from prison.

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GSMP Seeks Shepherds of Peace Nominations

GSMP Seeks Shepherds of Peace Nominations

Good Shepherd Mediation Program seeks individuals to honor as Shepherds of Peace at its 2015 dinner and awards ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Union League of Philadelphia starting at 6:00 p.m.

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FREE Youth Mediator Training

FREE Youth Mediator Training

Good Shepherd Mediation Program is seeking young people, ages 12 to 17, who are interested in becoming mediators so they can help friends and family members settle their disputes more effectively and peacefully.

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GSMP Honors 2014 Shepherds of Peace

GSMP Honors 2014 Shepherds of Peace

Good Shepherd Mediation Program proudly honored three Shepherds of Peace honorees: Homer Floyd, former executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Seth Rozin, playwright, and founder and producing artistic director of InterAct Theatre Company; and Michael Viola, Esq., Family Law Staff Attorney for Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program), Partner, Shainberg & Viola, PC and a loyal GSMP volunteer mediator. The honorees were recognized at the 8th Annual Shepherds of Peace Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, October 15, at The Union League of Philadelphia.

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