Kathy presented at the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada USA. Her conference paper was entitled, “Thinking about Conflict Resolution System Design: A case Study of the ADR Pilot Project of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago”. She met up with Dr. Ken Cloke, author of a number of books on mediation and the professor who really made her recognize the healing power of
Here’s Kathy conducting a workshop for Probation Officers in Antigua & Barbuda as part of the Juvenile Justice Reform project of the OECS Secretariat.
Kathy graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution. Her concentration was Organizational & Schools Conflict.
The Caribbean Court of Justice as executing agency for the JURIST Project, in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, launched a Pilot Project in the Supreme Court of Grenada in February, 2015, in which I was involved.
With funding received from the CFLI, I was able to design and deliver a training programme meant to increase the interpersonal communication and crisis negotiation skills of 21 police officers in dealing with domestic violence incidents. High Commissioner Gerard Latulippe attended both the opening and closing ceremonies. Thank you Canada!
The title of my presentation at this conference was “Integrating Restorative Justice in the Family Court of Trinidad & Tobago Through the use of Family Decision Making: A Natural Fit”.
Judge Daniel Weinstein is the wonderful man behind the Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship. What an honour to be invited back to JAMS offices in San Francisco to act as a mentor to the 2014 Fellows. What an honour to be invited back to San Francisco to act as a mentor to the 2014 Fellows!
The work on this Pilot Project included design of the system, drafting of the Practice Direction, drafting of all forms, monitoring and evaluation. What made the Pilot particularly exciting was that it combined mediation and settlement conference. My report on the Pilot Project was presented to the Honourable Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago on July 7, 2014.
On September 4, 2012, I started my Fellowship year at a gathering of all the 2012 Fellows at the JAMS Foundation, San Francisco, California. My Fellowship project took me to Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Washington D.C. and Miami. Though it was exhausting at times, I learnt about and got great experience with court-annexed mediation, the “multi-door courthouse”, child protection mediation and prisoner re-entry mediation.