Mediation Services of Philadelphia

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.

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GSMP TOPS THE LIST OF MEDIATION FIRMS!

February 22, 2013

GSMP TOPS THE LIST OF MEDIATION FIRMS!

Philadelphia Business Journal names Good Shepherd Mediation Program the #1 Mediation Firm in the Delaware Valley.

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6th Annual Shepherds of Peace Award Ceremony

October 30, 2012

6th Annual Shepherds of Peace Award Ceremony

The 6th Annual Shepherds of Peace dinner and awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Union League on Broad Street in Philadelphia.

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Good Shepherd Lay Associates 30th Anniversary Retreat

October 30, 2012

Good Shepherd Lay Associates 30th Anniversary Retreat

October 26-28, 2012, the Good Shepherd Lay Associates of the New York Province of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a Retreat held at Mariandale in Ossining, New York.

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