Community Mediation Initiative (CMI)
Do you ever find yourself involved in conflict? Would you know where to go or who to talk to? Do you find satisfaction in helping others resolve their conflicts?
The Community Mediation Initiative (CMI) is the Center for Conflict Resolution's pre-eminent service program. The program's goals are to empower community members to mediate community disputes and to provide access to mediation services at various locations throughout the lower eastern shore region. The program will offer mediation services free of charge to individuals and organizations involved in conflict who wish to preserve their respective relationships.
Interested individuals may become trained community mediators and gain experience in the process of mediation, through volunteering for CMI Cases. These mediation cases will range from neighborhood disagreements to business and family disputes. Interested? Give us a call! (410) 219-2873.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a confidential process in which a trained neutral third party, or mediator, helps people in a dispute communicate with each other, understand each other, and if possible help them reach agreements that satisfy everyone's needs.
Who are the Mediators?
Our community mediators have extensive training in the field of conflict resolution and the mediation process. They come from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Mediators are good listeners, they keep the discussion moving and are required to keep all information confidential. They have experience helping people communicate more effectively, even when it seems impossible for an agreement to be reached.
Why Should you Consider Mediation?
What Types of Disputes Can be Mediated?
Getting to Mediation
First Graduating Class
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