PFL Director, Reverend Kollie (left) reunites former detainee (far right) with his family
PFL Director, Reverend Kollie (left) reunites former detainee (far right) with his family
Mediation Specialist, Laurie Cooper, speaks with guards at the Firestone Prison Guardhouse
Mediation Specialist, Laurie Cooper, speaks with guards at the Firestone Prison Guardhouse
EWMI’s Senior Legal Advisor, Mark Dietrich and PFL’s Executive Director, Rev. Francis Kollie prepare for program launch
EWMI’s Senior Legal Advisor, Mark Dietrich and PFL’s Executive Director, Rev. Francis Kollie prepare for program launch
PFL Staff sing a song of their own creation on mediation
PFL Staff sing a song of their own creation on mediation
PFL Staff conduct a role play demonstrating the use of mediation
PFL Staff conduct a role play demonstrating the use of mediation
Mediation Meeting with town elders
Mediation Meeting with town elders
PFL Director, Reverend Kollie (left) reunites former detainee (far right) with his family
Mediation Specialist, Laurie Cooper, speaks with guards at the Firestone Prison Guardhouse
EWMI’s Senior Legal Advisor, Mark Dietrich and PFL’s Executive Director, Rev. Francis Kollie prepare for program launch
PFL Staff sing a song of their own creation on mediation
PFL Staff conduct a role play demonstrating the use of mediation
Mediation Meeting with town elders

Community And Detainee Reconciliation In Liberian Localities (C-DRILL) Program

2010-2012

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia continues to face many challenges in establishing a peaceful society. To help mitigate potential conflicts, EWMI, in partnership with Prison Fellowships Liberia (PFL), launched the C-DRILL Program. This community outreach and mediation program, funded by USAID, sought  to educate community leaders and the public on the benefits of mediation to mitigate conflicts, provided mediation services to community members, and used mediation to address the overuse of extended pretrial detention in the country. The overall goal of the two-year project was to prepare Liberians to address the root causes of conflict in the community before a dispute becomes violent or before an individual is arrested and placed in extended pre-trial detention.