April 22, 2022
Irvine, Calif. – The JAMS Foundation is pleased to present the 14th annual Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award to the Alliance for Peacebuilding, along with a $25,000 grant. The award recognizes the Alliance for Peacebuilding for its work to address the root causes of violence and conflict by bringing together public policy and cross-sectoral partnerships to accelerate collective action to forge real-world and innovative solutions to build sustainable peace. The award will be presented virtually by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution on Wednesday, April 27, as part of the 2022 Dispute Resolution Spring Conference.
Created in memory of the founder of JAMS, H. Warren Knight, the Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award and grant recognize the work of extraordinary individuals and organizations in advancing collaborative forms of dispute resolution and peaceful resolution of conflict.
This year also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the JAMS Foundation. Created in 2002, the JAMS Foundation works to support the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, innovation in conflict resolution and the advancement of conflict settlement worldwide.
We are proud to support the tremendous work that the Alliance for Peacebuilding is leading to help promote unity, conflict resolution and violence mitigation across the globe.
- David Brandon, managing director of the JAMS Foundation
The Alliance for Peacebuilding is a nonprofit nonpartisan network of over 160+ organizations working across 181 countries to prevent conflict, reduce violence, improve lives and build sustainable peace. It strives to create a network to strengthen and advance the peacebuilding field, enabling peacebuilding organizations to achieve greater impact and tackle issues too large for any one organization to take on alone.
Our mission is to strive for a fundamental change so that peacebuilding and conflict prevention are the tools of first resort. AfP advocates for game-changing laws and policies, accelerates collective action, and develops standards of practice with a goal of cutting fragile states and violent conflict globally in half within the next decade. We are grateful to the JAMS Foundation for recognizing and supporting the vital work of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and we are resolute in our commitment to building sustainable peace and saving lives.
- Elizabeth Hume, executive director for the Alliance for Peacebuilding
Judge Knight was a pioneer in the ADR and legal communities. He was instrumental in introducing and furthering ADR within the legal community in California and throughout the United States.
More information about the 20th anniversary of the JAMS Foundation can be found here.
About the JAMS Foundation
The nonprofit JAMS Foundation was established in 2002 by JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. The mission of the JAMS Foundation is to provide financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national and international impact and to share its dispute resolution expertise for the benefit of the public interest.
The Foundation is funded entirely by contributions from JAMS neutrals, executives and associates, and by a substantial annual donation from JAMS itself. To uphold the company’s core value of neutrality, the Foundation accepts no donations outside of JAMS. The Foundation is currently comprised of 300 principal benefactors and has provided more than $10 million in grant funding since its inception.
About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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