Need Mediation?

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a conflict resolution process in which mediators help participants have a difficult conversation, get clear about what’s important to everyone, and make decisions that meet the needs of those involved. In mediation, people speak for themselves and make their own decisions.

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.)

Referral Form

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.

Download Referral Form >

Centers

Free mediation services are available throughout Maryland at the centers listed below.

Los servicios gratuitos de mediación están disponibles en Maryland en los centros que se enumeran debajo.
Servicios de mediación en español: 855-826-2909

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center

2666 Riva Road, Suite 130
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 266-9033 Fax: (410) 573-5391
email: programs@aacrc.info
website: AACRC.info

BALTIMORE CITY

Baltimore Community Mediation Center

3333 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 467-9165 Fax: (410) 467-9155
For Mediation: Erika Sorg
email:
cmcoordinator1@communitymediation.org
Director:
director@communitymediation.org
website: CommunityMediation.org

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County

10946 Golden West Drive Suite #130
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
(410) 527-4321
email: mediation@crcbaltimorecounty.org
website: CRCBaltimoreCounty.org

CALVERT COUNTY

Community Mediation Center – Calvert County

P. O. Box 1842
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
(443) 295-7456
Sheri Tardio, Executive Director
email: calvertmediation@gmail.com
website: www.calvert-mediation.org

CAROLINE, DORCHESTER & TALBOT COUNTIES

Mid Shore Community Mediation Center

300 Talbot Street, Suite 206
Easton, Maryland 21601
(410) 820-5553
Cynthia Jurrius
email: mscmc@goeaston.net
website: MidshoreMediation.org

CARROLL COUNTY

Carroll County Community Mediation

C/O Continuing Education and Training
Carrol Community College
255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 301
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-1764 Fax: 410-848-5479
email: pryan@carrollcc.edu
website: www.carrollcc.edu/Student-Services/Community-Mediation-Center

CECIL, KENT & QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTIES

Community Mediation Upper Shore, Inc.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 692
Physical Address: 100 North Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Kent & Queen Anne’s: (410) 810-9188 Fax: (410) 810-3105
Cecil: (443) 207-5159
Penni Walker Doyle
email: info@cmusmediation.org
website: cmusmediation.org

CHARLES COUNTY

Charles County Mediation Center at the College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road, P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Julie Walton 301-539-4683
email: mediation@csmd.edu
website: CSMD.edu/community/mediation

HARFORD COUNTY

Harford County Community Mediation Program

Dept. of Community Services
125 N. Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
(410) 638-4807 Fax: (410) 803-0433
Susan Fisher
email: sefisher@harfordcountymd.gov
website: HarfordMediation.org

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Conflict Resolution Center
of Montgomery County

4805 Edgmoor Lane, 2nd Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 652-0717 or 0718 Fax: (301) 652-0719
Christopher Page
email: info@crcmc.org
website: CRCMC.org

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Key Bridge Foundation Center for Conflict Resolution

9301 Largo Drive West, Suite 205
Largo, MD 20774
240-770-0401 Fax: 240-770-0406
email: communitymediation@keybridge.org
website: KBFCenter.org

ST. MARY’S COUNTY

Community Mediation Center of St. Mary’s County

P.O. Box 853
41620 Courthouse Drive [Rear Entrance]
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
(301) 475-9118
email: Mediation@CommunityMediationSMC.org
website: CommunityMediationSMC.org

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington County Community Action Council

117 Summit Avenue
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
(301) 797-4161 ext.125 Fax: (301) 791-9062
email: info@wccac.org
website: WCCAC.org

WICOMICO, WORCESTER, & SOMERSET COUNTIES

Tri Community Mediation

231 West Main Street
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
410-548-7174
email: tricommunitymediation@gmail.com
website: TriCommunityMediation.org