What is Mediation?
Mediation is an opportunity to have a conversation about something that is important to you. You as the participant are in control of the process, not the mediators. The mediator's role is to support participants' efforts to communicate needs, concern, and challenges so the participants can make an informed decision about their situation.
The mediators do not give advice or act in any legal capacity. They will not make judgements about you or your situation.
The mediator will not force any type of agreement on the participants. If an agreement is reached during the mediation, it will be the participants' ideas and suggestions. The participants will decide what the agreement says. Other outcomes include a better understanding of the situation, the other person and what happens next.
Preparing for a mediation
To prepare in advance, think about what would be helpful to have to discuss your situation; are there any documents Sign the consent to mediate electronically.
Also, before your mediation conversation, it may be helpful to think about the following questions:
How to schedule a mediation
To schedule or discuss services, call us at 301-475-9118. An intake specialist will listen to your concerns about your situation and answer any questions. The staff will work with all participants involved to find a time and date that works for everyone. You can also refer a case to mediation, either for yourself or others, by using the referral form.
Mediation services are no cost to you. If you would like to support our mission donations are always welcomed.