TAPM Speaker Series Presents: Cheryl Epps – “Beyond the Courtroom: Integrating Peer Mediation to Resolve Conflicts and Rebuild Lives”

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June 3, 2024    
11:00 am CDT - 12:00 pm CDT



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At 11amCT/12pmET: Join us for “Beyond the Courtroom: Integrating Peer Mediation to Resolve Conflicts and Rebuild Lives,” presented by Cheryl Epps, the Executive Director of Kids Managing Conflict (see bio below). Peer mediation programs can potentially enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the juvenile court system. Peer mediators can offer a unique approach to conflict resolution, addressing the underlying issues most prevalent with juvenile offenders, and providing a safe [enough] platform that supports relating through shared experiences. Integrating a peer mediation process can serve to reduce recidivism rates, improve self-worth, foster accountability, and help mitigate the adversarial dynamic of the juvenile court system.

This event will be followed at 12pmCT/1pmET by our regular TAPM Member Meeting. We hope you can join us for networking and fellowship!


1 hour of CME/CLE pending


Speaker Bio:
After a fulfilling career as a Social Worker, Investigator, and Training Manager, Cheryl retired as a Children’s Services Administrator from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, with 27 years of service. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with youth and underserved communities.  She is the Executive Director of Kids Managing Conflict. Her recent work includes facilitating dialogues with high schools and colleges nationwide, addressing how to improve the relationship between students and local policing agencies. As a Senior Mediator with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program, Cheryl conducts mediation sessions between community members and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers whenever a suitable complaint is filed. Cheryl has collaborated with the Institute of Non-Violence, Police2Peace, the Portland Oregon and Pasquotank North Carolina Peace Initiatives, the Ashland Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). Cheryl graduates this May with a Masters in Conflict Management from Pepperdine University.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Ticket $20.00

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Business Dissolution
Child Custody and Parenting Plans
Commercial and Financial
Health Law and Elder Care
Intellectual Property
Nonprofit/Community Mediation
Personal Injury
Probate and Estates
Professional Liability
Real Estate and Construction
Technology and IT Disputes
Victim-Offender Reconciliation

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x Non-Member Ticket
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