CEMA strongly supports the development of an independent resource such as a Cultural Ombudsman or mediator within the APA organizational structure. The ombudsman would be an independent resource who would serve as a facilitator or mediator in situations when there is a grievance or conflict rooted in competing interests of diverse groups.
(APA Office of Minority Affairs Communique, see p. 22.)
The world's largest association of psychologists has endorsed university ombuds programs, so it will be interesting to see how it responds to this recommendation. (APA Monitor.)