Mediators are responsible for the process; the parties are responsible for the outcome.
The mission of the Community Mediation Prince George’s (CMPG) is to empower people and organizations with alternative methods for resolving disputes and serve the community by developing, promoting and providing effective mediation services.
Community Mediation Prince George’s has been serving Prince George’s County for over twenty years. We achieve our mission through the processes of mediation, facilitation and education.
As mediators we assist parties in conflict by guiding them through an informal dialogue process in which they are empowered to collaboratively create a win-win resolution with each other. We also collaborate with a wide range of organizations.
In all cases, we provide highly skilled, well-trained mediators who remain impartial regarding the issues at hand while creating a fair and safe environment in which the discussion can occur. By remaining neutral and unattached to the outcome, mediators work to help each party express their interests in a way the other party can hear and they help each party to understand the interests of the other.
Characteristics of Community Mediation Centers
Community Mediation Centers are Characterized by, and/or Committed to:
- A private non-profit or public agency or program thereof, with mediators, staff and governing/advisory board representative of the diversity of the community served.
- The use of trained community volunteers as providers of mediation services; the practice of mediation is open to all persons.
- Providing direct access to the public through self¬-referral and striving to reduce barriers to service including physical, linguistic, cultural, programmatic and economic.
- Providing service to clients regardless of their ability to pay.
- Providing service and hiring without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disabilities, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income.
- Providing a forum for dispute resolution at the earliest stage of conflict.
- Providing an alternative to the judicial system at any stage of a conflict.
- Initiating, facilitating and educating for collaborative community relationships to effect positive systemic change.
- Engaging in public awareness and educational activities about the values and practices of mediation.
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office
Community Mediation Maryland
District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Association for Conflict Resolution
Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
UMD Center for Dispute Resolution
National Association for Community Mediation
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Circuit Court Family ADR Unit
Department of Family Administration