For Immediate Release - December 09, 2009

Cape Area Teens Complete Basic Mediation Training

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today four area students have completed Basic Mediation Skills Training, due in part by a grant from his office.

The students were chosen in collaboration with the Cape Cod Youth Empowerment Initiative, the Barnstable Youth Commission, Barnstable High Schools A.C.T. (All Come Together) Club, Sandwich's Community Youth Project, Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance's Cape Fierce youth group and the Mashpee Violence Prevention Team.

The four students participated fully, partnering with adults during the exercises and role-plays and contributing valuable insights in group discussions. They will now be able to practice mediation skills with the peers and model more effective ways to manage conflict.