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.)
This form is to be used by organizations and individuals wishing to refer a conflict to mediation services provided by the community mediation centers in Maryland. To make a referral, check with at least one of the participants to make sure they want the case to go to mediation.