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Denise Yusuff

About Denise Yusuff

Denise Yusuff Mediations focuses on family mediations, business disputes, and conflict resolution workshops.  Denise is passionate about mediation and restorative justice because of the unifying benefits they bring to the community.  She has empowered members of the community to de-escalate conflict through her conflict resolution workshops. She is empathetic and neutral, a skilled listener, and experienced mediator. 


Denise received her Bachelor of Science in Rural Sociology from Cornell University in May 2003.  While in college, she attended the Summer Institute for Demographic Research at the University of Pennsylvania.  She then attended Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN, receiving her J.D. in May 2006.  Her concentration was in Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school she completed a certificate program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives at The School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London.  


Denise actively volunteers in the community with various organizations, including Centinela Youth Services, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Antelope Valley.  As a volunteer for Centinela Youth Services (CYS), she has worked with various populations to help introduce conflict resolution skills to families, and to offer an alternative to juvenile detention via the victim/offender program.  She has volunteered with CYS since 2014.  She credits the program with taking her mediation skills to the next level of understanding in how to assist families in need.  She continues to serve as a coach and trainer for the next generation of CYS volunteer mediators.  In her spare time, Denise enjoys travel and spending time with her nieces and nephews. 


Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN

            J.D., May 2006.

            Concentration: Alternative Dispute Resolution.

School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London, London, England

            Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice:

            National and Transborder Perspectives, Summer 2005.

Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY

            Bachelor of Science, Rural Sociology, May 2003.                       

University of Pennsylvania
            Summer Institute for Demographic Research
            Summer of 2002

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