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KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 3,000 participants, including teachers, students and parents are benefitting from conflict resolution sessions sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Youth, and the Ministry of Justice.

According to the coordinator for the National Restorative Justice Programme Andriene Lindsay, 3,120 individuals are involved in the program from 78 high schools and 26 primary schools.

She was speaking at the recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two ministries aimed at using restorative justice to curb conflicts between students in schools.

The signing took place at the Education Ministry, Heroes Circle in Kingston.

Lindsay said there is “joint interest” with respect to training, research, transfer, and dissemination of knowledge for the prevention and reduction of conflict in educational institutions translating to homes and communities at large.

She said the ministries are combining efforts to promote best practices in conflict resolution and enhancing community cohesion.

See the entire article at: Jamaican Observer