CMM Welcomes Susan Burton to Maryland!



Author of Becoming Ms. Burton, From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Ms. Burton will speak to the women at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW) on the morning of Saturday, May 5, 2018. Our goal is to distribute a copy of her book to each incarcerated woman in attendance. For only $13, you can place a copy of Ms. Burton's life-changing book in the hands of a woman at MCIW. Click on the link below for your donation, and please type "book" in the optional designation field.


 In addition, CMM will be hosting the following book signing events featuring Ms. Burton as the keynote speaker. Tickets and more information will be available soon!

Takoma Park MD:
May 4, 2018       7:00pm – 9:00pm       
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912
Baltimore, MD:
May 5, 2018       7:00pm – 9:00pm       
The Kingdom Life Church
125 N Hilton St. Baltimore, MD 21229


Susan Burton is the founder and Executive Director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. She is nationally known as an advocate for restoring basic civil and human rights to those who have served time. Burton was a winner of AARP’s prestigious Purpose Prize and has been a Starbucks “Upstander,” a CNN Top 10 Hero, a Soros Justice Fellow, and a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow at the California Wellness Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles.




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  Community/Police Relationships


CMM helps police and community members have real and challenging conversations that humanize each to the other.  When everyone has voice, community members and police together can determine how policing will be done.


CLICK HERE to watch CMM's webinar for the Justice Research and Statistics Association.  It covers police complaint mediation, police youth dialogue circles, and collaborative dialogue for policy change.


CMM has worked with the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to establish best practices for Police Complaint Mediation Programs.  These standards and the reference guide can be found here: http://mdle.net/standards.htm




Youth/Police Dialogues Because Relationships Matter


In Baltimore, Hagerstown, and Takoma Park, MD, CMM ha been supporting community mediation centers to provide an opportunity for youth and police to have open, honest, and often hard conversations... in an effort to get to know each other as humans.




At CMM's 2016 Gala: Community leader, Marvin McKenstry, and Baltimore Police Officer Zach Novak, describe their experience in the police community dialogue in West Baltimore. The dialogue, facilitated by Community Mediation, included residents, police officers, and police leadership. The group had several hard discussions about the history and reality of police community relations. Participants built trust and developed a process in which officers connect youth with community services instead of arresting them. This process is now being developed as a official pilot program in West Baltimore


 Click here to watch CMM's webinar provided for Justice Research and Statistics Association, highlighting the work CMM is doing to address community police relations.