Practice Overview and ObjectivesThe ICCCR is committed to partnering with organizations and agencies on initiatives, research programs and service projects that fulfill our commitment to social justice. Our role in these partnerships can take various forms. We engage in developing strategies, based in cutting edge research, for helping to interrupt highly escalated, seemingly intractable conflicts, often on the international stage. We partner with community-based organizations to co-create action research-based initiatives. These Participatory Action Research projects (PARs) have multiple goals. First, they provide tools to marginalized communities that allow them to articulate systemic problems and potential solutions so as to reach a broader audience, and thus be more likely to promote change. Our PAR projects are also designed to create new knowledge at the intersection of practice and theory, including self-reflection around the experience of co-creating research with community partners.
We work with a broad range of organizations - educational, non-profit, corporate, and governmental - to provide culturally sensitive and locally relevant services. We are engaged in broadening and enhancing our international collaborative network.
• We provide locally informed and research-based cooperation and conflict resolution services to groups and institutions, particularly those who specialize in promoting social justice, serving marginalized populations and developing leaders.
• We seek to increase our involvement in Participatory Action Research projects, in which partnerships with Community Based Organizations lead to highlighting social injustice and possible remedies, helping marginalized community members with powerful lived experiences develop applied research capacity, and the creating of new knowledge relevant to social justice.