Community Mediation Services of St. Louis
Dr. John Doggette has helped grow community mediation in St. Louis since his arrival in 2007. He began as a volunteer mediator at Mennonite Peace Center, which provided mediators for Community Conflict Services. Since 2012, John has been the Executive Director of Mennonite Peace Center and Community Mediation Services of St. Louis, with the goal of building the program into a self-sustaining non-profit organization that provides mediation and conflict services throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. John is also involved with numerous other restorative justice initiatives, including volunteer work to facilitate men’s groups with RAVEN and volunteer work at the St. Louis Workhouse.
Community Mediation Center, Knoxville, TN
John Doggette has been involved in community mediation long before his arrival in St. Louis. In 1997, John completed the first of two 40-hour mediation courses required for State of Tennessee Certification in Civil and Family Mediation. That same year, John began work to develop community mediation in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he served as the first full-time director of the Community Mediation Center from 1997 to 2005. During his tenure in Knoxville, John helped make mediation an integral and valued component of conflict resolution for the community. Under his leadership, the Community Mediation Center of Knoxville grew to over 100 volunteer mediators, allowing it to support referrals from Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Courts, from the Knoxville police department, and from throughout the community.
John was one of eight mediators for the State of Tennessee, Division of Special Education, who was certified to provide mediation and conflict resolution between schools and families, as well as training to state and local government, business organizations, and neighborhood organizations. While serving as director of the Community Mediation Center, John also hosted Knox Neighbors, a weekly program on public access television.
Before becoming involved in community mediation, John Doggette was employed for 25 years by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a contractor for the Department of Energy. He served as a division leader specializing in training and development support services to facilities across the nation.