Mediation and Restorative Services - MN

Mediation and Restorative Services is a non profit organization in Anoka County (MN).

For over 30 years Mediation and Restorative Services has provided low-cost or no-cost alternative dispute resolution services and trainings to schools, neighbors, struggling families, and communities in Anoka County and the surrounding area.

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Oh no! I'm so sorry to our wonderful and amazing Volunteers! Yesterday, December 5 was International Volunteer Day.

Thank you to our Volunteers, who make MARS' work in our community possible.

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Also, don't forget to vote for MARS for the Connexus Energy Foundation "Your Community Your Choice" grant.

Taking just 1 min. to vote gets MARS one vote closer to winning $1,500!!!! Vote by December 31!!!!! Share it with your friends!

Go here to vote: https://buff.ly/41djdmh

2024 Annual Summit: Rebuilding Community- Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve Conflict 12/06/2023

Haven't gotten your Early Bird Tickets for MARS' 1st Annual Summit: Rebuilding Community - Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve!?

No worries. You still have time! 2 months left to buy your tickets with a 25% discount! Buy HERE:

2024 Annual Summit: Rebuilding Community- Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve Conflict Mediation and Restorative Services (MARS) is excited to present timely topics in conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative practice, industry-leading speakers, stellar networking opportunities, broaden your horizon by collecting and sharing information, cultivate and catalyze sustained learnin...

12/05/2023

Thank you MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce!!! Please vote for MARS!

The MetroNorth Workforce Foundation and Mediation and Restorative Services - MN have been selected by Connexus Energy to be considered for their Your Community Your Choice donation effort for December! This means that the organizations have the opportunity to receive a donation. Follow the link below ⬇️ to see how you can support MetroNorth Workforce Foundation and Mediation and Restorative Services this holiday season! Thank you for your support! https://www.connexusenergy.com/about-us/our-community/your-community-your-choice

Your Community Your Choice | Connexus Energy | Ramsey, MN 12/01/2023

Amazing news for MARS!

The Connexus Energy Foundation is considering MARS for a December donation as part of their "Your Community Your Choice" initiative. The Connexus Energy Foundation will award the $1,500 at the end of December/first of January. However, it is dependent on the total number of votes.

Please VOTE NOW for MARS!!! ***Vote by December 31***

The Connexus Energy Foundation is committed to four areas of support: youth & education, community service, economic & workforce development, and environmental stewardship.

Your Community Your Choice | Connexus Energy | Ramsey, MN Connexus Energy partners with and supports community organizations to make a positive impact.

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MARS is closed for Black Friday. Stay safe everyone!

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MARS is thankful for our Volunteers, Staff, community partners and neighbors in Anoka County, as well as those who have participated in our services.

**MARS Office are CLOSED**

11/22/2023

EARLY BIRD Tickets for MARS' 1st Annual Summit: Rebuilding Community - Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve AVAILABLE NOW!

Only for the next 10 weeks! Buy your tickets HERE: https://buff.ly/44bUoqR

11/20/2023

Supporters thank you for your patience. We are so excited to announce . . . MARS' 1st Annual Summit: Rebuilding Community - Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve Conflict.

Buy Your Tickets NOW! https://buff.ly/44bUoqR EARLY BIRD tickets ONLY available until Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

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Celebrating International Restorative Justice Week! Did you know the recidivism rate for victim offender dialogues is 19%? Let's join the movement that embraces healing over harm, builds bridges and fosters understanding.

11/18/2023

Thank you all for those who contributed to MARS' mission on Give to the Max Day!

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Wow! What an amazing event yesterday with MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce! Check out their page here: https://buff.ly/47BXbv5.

Yesterday Jon Miller (Housing/Intake Coordinator) and Zainabu 'Zee' Kargbo (Restorative Practice Coordinator) from MARS attended MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce's event, *Working with Women.*

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IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!! Last chance! Give to the Max Day is TODAY!

Support your neighbors and the community by "giving to the max" this year. Click HERE to give: https://buff.ly/3FR5pF8

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Don't miss out on supporting MARS this year's Give to the Max Day. 3 DAYS AWAY - Thursday, November 16.

You can schedule your donation today by visiting our Give to the Max Day page. Support your neighbors and the community by giving to the max this year. Click HERE to give: https://buff.ly/3FR5pF8

Please support our mission to make our community a more peaceful, healing, and supportive place!?

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MARS' offices will be closed THIS Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

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Wowsers! You only have 1 WEEK left - that's only 7 days - to support MARS on 2023's Give to the Max Day next Thursday, November 16.

You can schedule your donation today by visiting our Give to the Max Day page. Support your neighbors and the community by giving to the max this year. Click HERE to give: https://buff.ly/3FR5pF8

Please support our mission to make our community a more peaceful, healing, and supportive place!?

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There's still time! Want to support MARS' mission to make our community a more peaceful, healing, and supportive place!?

Give to the Max Day is on Thursday, November 16. Only 10 days away!

You can schedule your donation today by visiting our Give to the Max Day page. Support your neighbors and the community by giving to the max this year. Click HERE to give: https://buff.ly/3FR5pF8

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What an amazing event yesterday! MARS offered a training to Anoka County's Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), where we were joined by over 20 members to learn about Volunteering with MARS.

Click here to learn more about RSVP: https://buff.ly/40pr3Zn

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Interested in making a positive impact in your community?

Support our organization on 2023's Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16. Only 2 weeks away! You can schedule your donation today by visiting our Give to the Max Day page. Support your neighbors and the community by giving to the max this year.

Click HERE to give: https://buff.ly/3FR5pF8

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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!? Don't forget to sign up for our Restorative Practice in Schools 101 training!

Join us virtually on Nov 3, from 3.00 - 4.30pm.

In this course you will learn:
How can restorative practices help in building community and re-examining discipline structures?
What do restorative practices look like in a school-setting?
Elements of school-based RP
Strategies for implementation

Get your free ticket today! https://buff.ly/4039Zs4

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ANNOUNCEMENT of Cancellation: Circle Keeping 201: In-Depth training scheduled tomorrow, November 1st from 5:00 - 8:00 PM CDT has been cancelled due to low attendance. Please reach out if you have any questions.

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There is 10 days left to sign up for our Restorative Practice in Schools 101 training!

Join us virtually on Nov 3, from 3.00 - 4.30pm.

In this course you will learn:
How can restorative practices help in building community and re-examining discipline structures?
What do restorative practices look like in a school-setting?
Elements of school-based RP
Strategies for implementation

Get your free ticket today! https://buff.ly/4039Zs4

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There's 4 days left to get tickets for our Circle Keeping 201 Training!

Come join dr. raj IN-PERSON for a final session to hone your Circle Keeping skills.

This session will be on Wednesday November 1 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Blaine Human Service Center, Conference Room 300.

Buy your tickets now to reserve a spot!
https://buff.ly/45Adszs

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We are 10 days away from Circle Keeping 201!

Come join dr. raj IN-PERSON for a final session to hone your Circle Keeping skills.

This session will be on Wednesday November 1 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Blaine Human Service Center, Conference Room 300.

Buy your tickets now to reserve a spot!
https://buff.ly/45Adszs

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Wondering how to apply restorative practices in schools?

Join us virtually on Nov 3, from 3.00 - 4.30pm to attend our Restorative Practice in Schools 101 training.

In this course you will learn:
How can restorative practices help in building community and re-examining discipline structures?
What do restorative practices look like in a school-setting?
Elements of school-based RP
Strategies for implementation

Get your free ticket today! https://buff.ly/4039Zs4

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🟣 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 🟣

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Let's unite in the fight against domestic violence and show our support for survivors by wearing PURPLE.💜

Together, we can make a difference and create a world free from domestic violence.

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We are 2 WEEKS away from Circle Keeping 201!

Come join dr. raj IN-PERSON for a final session to hone your Circle Keeping skills.

This session will be on Wednesday November 1 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Blaine Human Service Center, Conference Room 300.

Buy your tickets now to reserve a spot!
https://buff.ly/45Adszs

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Did you know that Governor Walz declared this week - October 15-21, 2023 - is Conflict Resolution Week!?

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Wishing everyone a joyous and blessed Sharad Navratri!

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In-Person Circle Keeping 101 has unfortunately been cancelled but fret not as we will be offering it virtually!

You are 4 DAYS away from learning to be a Circle Keeper from the comfort of your own space with dr raj who is "a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator."

Join us VIRTUALLY on Oct 18th at 9am.

Buy your tickets NOW! https://buff.ly/46hxIa7

about ken — Ken Cloke 10/13/2023

MARS Volunteers don't miss this incredible opportunity. Join us on Monday, October 16 at 2:00 PM CDT to hear from Ken Cloke - world-recognized mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker, author of numerous books and articles, and a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years.

Learn more about him HERE:

Sign-up to attend HERE: https://buff.ly/3t3OQBu

about ken — Ken Cloke Ken Cloke is a world-recognized mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker,  author of numerous books and articles, and a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years.

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Can't make it in person? No problem! MARS is holding a Virtual Circle Keeping 101 training in 1 WEEK!

Learn more from dr raj , self-described as a "a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator." Become a Circle Keeper. Join us VIRTUALLY on Oct 18th at 9am.

Buy your tickets NOW! https://buff.ly/46hxIa7

Timeline photos 10/10/2023

We're just 1 week away from Circle Keeping 101 (IN-PERSON) at the Blaine Human Service Center, Conference Room 300!

Learn from dr. raj who describes himself as "a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator."

Buy your tickets NOW! https://buff.ly/3YTmmXb

Mediation Week KICK-OFF: Ken Cloke 10/09/2023

It's only ONE WEEK away! Volunteers take advantage of this amazing opportunity! Join us on Monday, October 16 at 2:00 PM CDT, and learn from Ken Cloke - a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years, Ken Cloke.

He will be talking on his new book "Magic of Mediation: Apology and Forgiveness." You don't want to miss this! Sign-up HERE:

Mediation Week KICK-OFF: Ken Cloke Monday, October 16 marks the start of the Mediation Week, recognized by ABA and focuses on the importance of the work of neutrals, advocates, and policy makers and celebrate the strides we have made in institutionalizing mediation as a dispute resolution process. Come see Ken Cloke, a world-recogniz...

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Our Story

For over 30 years Mediation Services has provided low-cost or no-cost alternative dispute resolution services and trainings to schools, neighbors, struggling families, and communities across Anoka County. In 2018/2019 we are expanding our restorative practices in schools and our conflict resolution work that helps with housing issues.

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3200 Main Street NW Ste 100
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