Working together to advance the field of negotiation and conflict management.
Alternatives to Violence Project
The Alternatives to Violence Project is an association of community, school, and prison-based programs offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development, and creative conflict management.
Founded in the prisons of upstate New York in the 1970’s, the Alternatives to Violence Project was developed from the real-life experiences of prisoners and encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform themselves and whatever situation they may face. AVP’s prison workshops rely on a team of community volunteer facilitators and inmate facilitators. Inmate facilitators are indispensable for the credibility and personal experiences they bring to the inmate participants of each workshop. All the facilitators, inside (inmate) and outside (volunteers), experience great personal growth and learning.
AVP is active in 33 states across the US, as well as 45 countries internationally. AVP-Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (an affiliate of AVP-USA), which focuses on bringing the AVP program to prison settings in the State of Maryland.
The CNCM program is partnering with AVP-Maryland to offer CNCM students a unique internship opportunity to experience and facilitate the introduction of creative conflict management and interpersonal skills to prison inmates – a desperately underserved population with unlimited potential for growth.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
The M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management program has partnered with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)—a neutral and independent U.S. governmental agency that provides dispute resolution and conflict management services across the public, private, and federal sectors—to offer new educational and research opportunities for UBalt students and faculty and FMCS practitioners. Read UBalt's announcement about this collaboration.
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
The University of Baltimore and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) have entered into an agreement to launch a Community Violence Interruption Certificate for employees of Baltimore's Safe Streets program. The certificate will feature a curriculum developed by faculty in the CNCM program and UBalt's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. Read UBalt's announcement about this agreement.