Mediating Public Policy Matters: Stop and Frisk and the New York City Joint Remedial Process (JRP)

Hon. Ariel E. Belen, Ret.
, Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Master, JAMS; Federal Facilitator, New York City Joint Remedial Process

Public policy facilitation processes are being utilized with increased frequency, nationally and internationally, in complex disputes involving sensitive and high-profile community matters such as public housing, environmental remediation and police reform. This panel discussion will focus on lessons learned from the New York City Joint Remedial Process, one of the largest community engagement and facilitation processes conducted in the United States to date. The process involved focus groups, community forums, leadership meetings and a final report. The Joint Remedial Process was ordered by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and became part of the New York City stop and frisk and trespass enforcement class action settlements. In addition, the panel will examine community engagement efforts seeking police reform in Buffalo.


  • Thomas Giovanni, Esq. Executive Assistant for Government Policy and Chief of Staff, New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel  
  • Joo-Hyun Kang, Director, Communities United for Police Reform 
  • Sam Magavern, Esq., Lecturer, ILR School Cornell University
  • Jonathan C. Moore, Esq., Partner, Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP  
  • Katrina Nobles, Director of Conflict Programs, Scheinman Institute, ILR

CLE credit will be available.

Scheinman Institute

The Scheinman Institute and JAMS will host a jointly sponsored panel discussion from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. followed by a JAMS sponsored cocktail reception. Registration link is on the right. 

This event is the official Kickoff of the 18th Annual Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York (ACR-GNY) Conference which will take place on June 4, 2019.

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