Mission & Values

Our mission is to promote a civil and just community through mediation, education, and restorative justice. We envision a fair community that learns from conflict, prevents harm, and grows in understanding.

Serving Bloomington and Monroe County residents since 1995,  CJAM is a private, non-profit dedicated to providing an efficient alternative for resolving conflict and promoting restorative justice. Leveraging the time and talents of our skilled team of volunteer staff and mediators, we promote better ways to understand and deal with conflict.

We are committed to making our services accessible to the vulnerable and under-served, and to be responsive to emerging community needs.

We Value:

  • Restoration: CJAM facilitates constructive relationships and the healing of harm resulting from conflict and crime.
  • Community: CJAM promotes and is committed to an engaged, civil, just, and inclusive community.
  • Empowerment: CJAM empowers individuals and groups to learn from their experience to achieve their goals in a way that is consistent with harmonious relations with others.
  • Empathy: CJAM fosters an atmosphere in which individuals understand and respect the feelings, thoughts, attitudes, and perspectives of others.