Conflict Resolution Program
For over ten years, VYJ and Caddo Parish School Board have partnered to address the dynamics that lead to conflicts on school campuses. After extensive research, the partnership implemented the School Fight Diversion Program (now Conflict Resolution Program) that helps to prevent school fight violations.
The Conflict Resolution Program is structured to bring awareness not only to children but to their entire families. In the effort to achieve this, the students attend classes from 9:00am – 12:00pm and parents attend the last 30 minutes of the program. Students who meet the criteria of bullying, continued verbal altercations between two or more parties, and instigating are referred to Conflict Resolution Program. If the conflict leads to an arrest, after successful completion of the program, students may have their charges dismissed. This helps them to avoid a court appearance and a criminal record for that particular offense.
The Conflict Resolution Program requires a $50 fee for students referred for fighting. Students referred to the program under the criteria of prevention, attend the program at no charge. Whether students meet the criteria for prevention or for physical fighting, they learn alternative ways of handling disputes. The Conflict Resolution Program helps to significantly lower the school system’s out-of-school suspension rates. Our main goal is to give students the tools they need to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Conflict Resolution Class location: Caddo Student Center- 1638 Murphy Street, Shreveport, LA 71103