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CMCRI Program Director Victoria Moreno-Jackson Appointed To Board of Directors of National Mediation Organization

Providence, RI—April 9, 2009—Victoria Moreno-Jackson, Program Director at the Providence-based Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island (CMCRI), has been named to the Board of Directors for the …

Providence, RI—April 9, 2009—Victoria Moreno-Jackson, Program Director at the Providence-based Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island (CMCRI), has been named to the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM).

NAFCM is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the maintenance and growth of community-based mediation programs and processes. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC and was established in 1994.

“I am so pleased Victoria was elected to the NAFCM Board of Directors,” said Abigail Jones-Herriott, CMCRI’s Executive Director. “Victoria is interested in helping NAFCM raise funds to better support community mediation centers across the country. Her knowledge and understanding of the importance of mediation, as well as her enthusiasm for the concept of community mediation, make her an ideal candidate to represent Rhode Island on a national level.”

Moreno-Jackson has worked for CMCRI since 2006, and currently serves as Program Director, overseeing the Center’s court and community programs and large roster of volunteer mediators. She has served on the Roger Williams University Moot Court Executive Board as vice president, and worked at both Harvard and Brown medical schools in the area of psychiatric research. Moreno-Jackson is a graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law and received a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006.

Since 1996, CMCRI has resolved thousands of community and court cases throughout the state related to neighborhood tensions, lifestyle differences, street noise, disputes involving agriculture, housing disputes, marital and child custody issues, consumer complaints, employment issues, workplace disputes, and racial, ethnic and gender discrimination. CMCRI’s experienced, trained, volunteer mediators have obtained agreements in over 76% of their cases. Their services are available to community members regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.cmcri.org.

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