REMILA offers services that can help clarify communication, help resolve interpersonal conflicts, and support planning for anyone impacted by incarceration.
Types of Mediation
Pre-entry mediation can help you make a plan with loved ones before someone is incarcerated around topics such as visits, communication expectations, and parenting plans during incarceration.
Re-entry mediation happens before someone's release date to help make a plan for their re-entry. Common topics include housing, employment, and co-parenting plans.
Post-release mediation can take place at any time after someone is released to discuss the challenges of re-entry and to work through conflicts that arise. This can include mediation with loved ones, employers, probation and parole officers, Department of Child and Family Services employees, and more.
Family/crime survivor re-entry mediation can help prepare family and other community members who were harmed by an incarcerated person before they are released. This type of mediation occurs without the incarcerated individual.
New: Conflict Resolution Training for Groups ages 12-17 and 18-24
The workshop series features an interactive learning environment, encouraging participants to reflect on how they feel about conflict, how they behave in conflict, and how they could address conflict differently. Participants enhance their listening skills, reinforce their skills to speak about their own needs, and collaborative problem-solving strategies to develop methods so that everyone can get their needs met. The conflict management training curriculum was developed by Community Mediation Maryland, which sets national best practice standards in the Inclusive Mediation Model.Graduates of our conflict resolution series are offered internships and AmeriCorps opportunities to train and lead others, job skills training through our partners, and opportunities to become mediators among their peers in schools, communities, juvenile detention centers, and prisons. Our sessions are small with participant numbers capped at 16. For more info
Where We Work
We are working towards our mission of serving every community impacted by incarceration across Louisiana. Check out this map to see where we currently have partnerships with the correctional facilities and where our next step in growing our mediation program is coming. We will update this map as we continue to expand our reach.
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Parish Mediation Status: Pending, Active, On hold