Mediation

Mediation

Community Mediation is a consensual, self-determined process where participants work together with impartial, trained mediators to address conflict. Mediations are offered at times and in locations that are convenient to participants!

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Mediation provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • Hear and be heard
  • Clarify issues and interests
  • Identify possible solutions
  • Create an agreement that works for everyone

Fundamental principles of Community Mediation:

  • Mediation is a balanced and respectful process
  • Confidentiality is valued & maintained
  • Attendees engage in direct and  meaningful participation
  • Mediators are impartial
  • Self-determination drives the mediation

 

Community Mediation can be requested by anyone. It is effective in a variety of situations; from resolving neighbor disputes and creating co-parenting plans to addressing elder care issues and improving parent-teen communication. Community Mediation  is used as a resource by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore County Police Department, and Baltimore County District Court.

Read a True Story of one Community Mediation

To request a Mediation,  click here