Charles County Mediation Center at College of Southern Maryland
Newly opened the Charles County Mediation Center at College of Southern Maryland was created to address a need to educate people in the community about mediation and conflict resolution services and provide direct grassroots education and outreach to individual community members. We are ready to schedule mediations involving our community members who are in a dispute or need to have a difficult conversation. Our mediations are confidential, voluntary and free. If interested or you want more information please contact Julie Walton at 301.539.4683 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Mediation of Calvert County
Established in 2006, the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County provides conflict management services and educational experiences to empower individuals to create and develop their own solutions. We do this by providing people in conflict with mediation services; facilitating community discussions; and by conducting workshops on dealing with conflict for businesses, agencies, social clubs and schools. Our commitment to building a stronger and more peaceful community remains strong. We are proud to be recognized as a valuable resource and one of the most reputable, small 501(c)3, nonprofit organizations in Calvert County. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our website or call 443.295.7456.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools
This year we will begin offering mediation services to school staff, parents and students for conflicts involving attendance and individual education plans.
District & Circuit Court Referrals
Mediators provide an alternative dispute resolution service to individuals participating in court cases. They assist in diverse legal actions, including unsatisfactory services, unpaid accounts, return of deposits and claims for damages.
State’s Attorney Referrals
The State’s Attorney in St. Mary’s County refers minor cases to the Center for mediation. Experience with these cases has been very positive, giving participants the opportunity to deescalate their conflict and resolve their differences outside the criminal court system.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department
Our partnership with the Sheriff’s Department focuses on early intervention. Deputies carry tear-off pads of mediation referral sheets that they offer to residents involved in family or neighborhood conflict. We also work as partners to help citizens voice their thoughts concerning community policing, and the Sheriff’s Department is involved in our outreach efforts including National Night Out and our Looking For Trouble 5K.
Maryland Commission of Human Relations (MCHR)
Specially trained mediators help mediate discrimination complaints brought through the Equal Opportunity Commission and the MCHR. Participants have the opportunity to converse and seek common understanding. Those who are able to do so may avoid many months of investigative process and potential court action.
Children in Need of Assistance (CINA)
Upon referral from the Circuit Court Family Services Coordinators in St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties, specially trained mediators help parents, children, Department of Social Services (DSS) representatives and their respective attorneys have constructive conversations in support of family and foster care issues, permanency planning and termination of parental rights (TPR).
Working with over 700 people around the state, the ADR Commission developed a consensus-based Practical Action Plan titled Join the Resolution. To implement the plan, the ADR Commission evolved into MACRO (Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office), which currently supports pilot projects and offers assistance to numerous ADR programs, educational efforts, and services in courts, schools, community mediation centers, State’s Attorney’s offices, juvenile justice programs and government agencies across the state.
Community Mediation Maryland’s vision is for every Maryland resident to have awareness of and access to affordable, high-quality community mediation services.
Our Mission: CMM advances collaborative conflict resolution in Maryland through educating the public, providing training and quality assurance, conducting research, and creatively applying mediation to social challenges.
St. Mary’s County NAACP
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.