The DC Peace Team is made up of members from key partner organizations along with other expert trainers and community members concerned with making the DC metro area a more nonviolent and peaceful place.

Partner organizations commit to 1) participating in a common project; 2) sharing skills, resources, and recruitment; 3) participating in planning meetings as much as possible; 4) helping to scale-up the practice of unarmed civilian protection.

Core partners include:

LFFP teaches peace skills to children and their adult leaders to counter systemic violence. Through an open and responsive approach to our participants’ goals and by fostering connections among participants and partner organizations, we seek to empower a community of peacemakers with the knowledge and strategies for improved personal, interpersonal, and communal lives.


DC Alliance for Restorative Practices focuses on raising awareness around, advocating for, and supporting the integration of evidence-based restorative practices in DC’s justice and dependency systems, schools, and community based youth-serving organizations to foster community and more effectively address the impacts of harm.


Community Mediation DC (CMDC) provides free mediation to all DC residents and teaches conflict resolution skills to neighbors, organizations, families, schools and community members across the city.  We rely on highly skilled volunteer mediators, trained for free in exchange for volunteer hours, who reflect the diversity of the community we serve, and hold mediation in the neighborhoods where disputes occur. Call 240-766-5311 to request mediation.

NHA is dedicated to increasing opportunities for the successful integration of returning citizens. The academy’s curriculum is based on holistic education and assists homecomers in redefining themselves as community change agents, thus removing the stigma due to past identities and associating with acts that positively and in a genuine manner contribute to the betterment of their respective community.

Peace Circle Center is a collaborative team of professionals passionate about healthy relationships between and amongst youth and adults. We are excited to share our expertise to support your family, classroom, group or organization in increasing empathic connections, co-creating healing outcomes to conflicts and incidents of harm, and empowering children towards greater self-respect and respect of others. We are trained and experienced in various peacemaking skills such as Nonviolent Communication, Positive Discipline, Conscious Discipline, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Restorative Circles, Peacemaking Circle Processes, Dialogue Circles, Community Conferencing, Young Women mentorship and more.

Partnerships with Other Peace Teams

In 2012, the DC Peace Team joined the Shenti Sena Network of domestic peace teams in order to more effectively build relationships, exchange information about local realities, and share training resources and assessment tools. To learn about the work of some other peace teams, visit their websites listed in the “blogroll” to the right.