Carroll County Community Mediation Center (Westminster, MD)

Name

  • Name:Patricia Ryan
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Carroll County Community Mediation Center
  • Address:255 Clifton Boulevard
    Suite 311
    Westminster, MD 21157
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:410-848-1764
  • Main fax:410-848-5479

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User Address

  • Address:1601 Washington Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
    United States

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Carroll County Community Mediation Center operates under the auspices of Carroll Community College to promote peaceful resolution of conflict and collaborative problem solving by providing a range of conflict resolution services, education and professional training to the Carroll County Community.

  • Overview:
  • The Carroll County Community Mediation Center relies on volunteers from Carroll County and generous funders to provide mediation for free at times and locations convenient to the participants. Our volunteers complete 50 hours of intensive training, an apprenticeship, evaluations, and continuing education to prepare them for this work. We strive to have volunteers who reflect the diversity of Carroll County in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and education.
    In addition to free coaching and mediation services, the CCCMC conducts free public education and provides conflict resolution trainings and workshops to organizations and businesses in the community. Training content can be customized to meet the organizations need.

  • History:
  • The Carroll County Community Mediation Center started as a Parent-Teen mediation program in 2000 with the support of the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), the Family Law Administrator, the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), Community Mediation Maryland (CMM) and the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau (CCYSB). The initial vision was to provide families with a collaborative process to work out issues such as school attendance and performance, curfew, chores, friends, communication, and more. The Parent /Teen mediation program was unique in providing a co-mediation model where the mediators mirrored the participants. All Parent and Teen mediations are co-mediated by one adult and one teen mediator. The mediation process is private, confidential and non-judgmental, empowering the participants to develop long-term solutions that meet everyone’s needs. Over the years, the Carroll County Community Mediation Center (CCCMC) expanded their services to include other family relationships such as couples, parents, siblings, and in-laws. In addition to family conflicts, the CCCMC broadened their services to more community based disputes including, neighbor-neighbor, landlord-tenant, business-consumer, neighborhood associations, employee-employer, and co-workers.
    The CCCMC had been a part of the CCYSB from 2000 to 2008. In April 2008 the CCYSB decided the focus of the CCCMC on more community based disputes no longer fit with their mission of providing a continuum of community based mental health services for children, adults, and families in Carroll County.
    Carroll Community College (CCC) was approached about the possibility of taking on the CCCMC in June 2008 and in October 2008 the mediation center officially began operating under the auspices of CCC. The Center’s office is located in the Nonprofit Center in Westminster.
    Over the years, almost 1700 Carroll County community members have been served by the CCCMC and over 550 mediation sessions have helped Carroll County residents resolve their conflicts non-violently. The volunteers of the CCCMC and CCC look forward to providing more county residents, businesses and organizations with education and training opportunities in addition to mediation services.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:3

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:Unknown
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-1806923

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