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