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November 12th

December 16th

Made in Indiana – Krista Detor‘s annual holiday concert and artisan craft show to benefit CJAM!

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Harvest Gathering 2016, An Evening with Phil Gulley

Please join Harvest Gathering 2016 for a wonderful evening of spirited companionship, good food, and thought-provoking ideas.

Saturday November 12th at The Fields
5:30pm - Reception & Silent Auction
6:30pm - Dinner & Program

Click here for tickets!

Our featured speaker this year is Phil Gulley best-selling author, peace activist, and Quaker pastor. A splendid story teller, he was a semi-finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Gulley has published 20 books, including the acclaimed Harmony series, and his memoir, I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood.

Additionally, he writes the popular monthly Home Again column for Indianapolis Monthly. In Gulley’s most recently published theological work, he shows how the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality can be incorporated in personal and public life to bring renewal and hope.

Phil Gulley

BOOKLIST compares Gulley to Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, and Wendell Berry.  “He writes as cleanly as they, and perhaps with greater range.”  

“Gulley tells his stories with a bright intelligence, a wry wink and warm-hearted good humor, which are at the same time tender, thought provoking and downright hilarious.”
CARRIE NEWCOMER, singer and songwriter 

About the Event

Our signature fundraising event celebrates and honors individuals who inspire peaceful resolution of conflicts, improve civility and heal harm. Each year our guests mingle, have the opportunity to bid on unique silent auction items, enjoy a catered meal together and get to compete for delicious homemade desserts including ones prepared by local chefs and celebs!


For more information

Contact CJAM at 812-336-8677 or

Special thank you to our generous event sponsors!


Turner-Kiesling Awards

Haines Turner & Herb Kiesling Awards

Nominations are open for 2016 Turner & Kiesling awards. Click here for the form.

List of all past Turner-Kiesling winners

Iris Kiesling 2015 Turner Award Recipient

Diana Robertson 2015 Kiesling Award Recipient


Nominations must be received by Monday, October 12, 2016.

About the Awards

Since 2002 the Community Justice & Mediation Center (CJAM) has annually recognized individuals, groups, or businesses for significant contribution to restorative justice and to the well-being of children and youth in the Monroe County community. CJAM invites nominations to identify those who have demonstrated, in the previous year or in their lifetime, exceptional commitment to contributing to greater social justice or to helping children and youth, but who have received little or no public recognition or payment for their efforts.

The Haines Turner Award

For many years Haines Turner prodded the community conscience in his efforts to improve treatment of citizens in trouble with the justice system. In this role, he started Citizens for Jail Improvement, an organization that developed into Community Justice & Mediation Center. Mr. Turner publicized the shortcomings of the old Monroe County Jail and worked with other community organizers, activists, and leaders to build the Monroe County Justice Building, now the Charlotte T. Zietlow Justice Center, and to develop programs to improve inmate welfare in the jail. Through his advocacy for alternatives to incarceration for offenders, Mr. Turner supported Monroe County’s first Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) in the early 1980s and was working to have the program revived when he died.

The Herb Kiesling Award

Herb Kiesling’s passion was that every child and young person would have an equal opportunity to develop his or her talents. He focused much of his work on activities that would remove “risk” for children in school. Mr. Kiesling led a study to determine how early educators in the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) could identify those children who were most at-risk for dropping out, and he supported efforts to provide mentors in elementary schools for those children.

Any questions? Call (812) 336-8677 or e-mail