Mediation at Community Mediation Centers…
- Is provided at no charge or on a sliding scale. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
- Gives people a chance to speak, to be heard, and to hear each other.
- Provides an opportunity for people to understand each other and transform their relationship.
- Ensures that participants make their own decisions about the outcome of their conflict.
- Assists people to develop long-term solutions that meet the needs of everyone involved.
- Occurs at a time and place convenient to the participants.
- Is facilitated by highly trained volunteers who represent the diversity of the community they serve.
What Types of Disputes Can I Bring to Mediation?
- Neighborhood disputes (such as noise, property, animals, and lifestyle differences)
- Inter-Personal disputes (including assaults, harassment, love triangles, and strained friendships
- Employment disputes (such as co-worker disputes and supervisor/employee conflicts)
- Business disputes (including business/neighbor and business/customer)
- Family disputes (including couples, custody, siblings, cross-generational, and parent-teen conflicts)
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Roommate/housemate disputes
- School disputes (such as those among students and/or between parents, staff, and administration
- Neighborhood association disputes
- Land use disputes
- Challenging transitions (re-entry, addiction recovery, etc.)
Find a Mediation Center
Use the list to the right to find the community mediation center most convenient to you. You can reach out to the centers by phone or email to request mediation.
If you are making a referral, check with at least one of the participants to make sure they want the case to go to mediation.