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Resolving Conflict: The Waters Center Takes a Community-Based Approach

By Dane Nutty
Published April 01, 2022

The James E. Waters, Jr. Conflict Resolution Center (TWC) is among more than 300 community mediation centers nationwide and the first and only in Marion County. Under the leadership of the Indy Public Safety Foundation, TWC is part of the public-private collaborative efforts to reduce violence in our city by developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based interventions related to conflict and quality-of-life issues.

TWC’s Mission:

The Waters Center will create and incorporate community-based interventions related to conflict and quality-of-life issues. TWC will accomplish this through the use of conflict resolution. TWC will seek to bring innovation and change to the community through inclusive and diverse opportunities for all.

TWC’s Vision:

The Waters Center will reflect the community and advance the character and heritage of neighborhoods and residents. The Waters Center will provide opportunities for growth, learning and assistance in transforming conflict.

TWC’s Values:

The Waters Center values reflect our compassion for others. TWC will build trust through honesty and provide services that demonstrate our commitment to neighborhoods. TWC will be accountable to residents. TWC will have impact through achievement and by expansion of the assets and talents of residents.

TWC’s Services:

  • Conflict Resolution Coaching & Management
  • Mediation
  • Community Engagement
  • Resource Referrals
  • Conflict Management Training

If you or someone you know needs help with conflict resolution or mediation, please email us at

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