Our Mediation Services

What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary form of dispute resolution that aims at finding a solution that works for all parties to a conflict. In mediation an impartial arbitrator facilitates the parties to generate their own solutions in settling their conflict. 

Why Use Mediation?
  • You maintain control over the outcome of the dispute
  • It is informal and inexpensive -- attorneys are not required
  • It is a quick, non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution
  • Mediation identifies and addresses underlying problems and issues
  • It encourages creative solutions to your needs
  • It allows current relationships to be preserved and can set guidelines for future relationships
  • Eliminates magnification of disputes which can result from litigation

CMMRJ's Unique Approach to Mediation

CMMRJ has created a multicultural approach in which to resolve disputes arising between parties of different backgrounds. We understand cultural, religious, and lingual barriers that might be present in a conflict, and work with these backgrounds with respect when approaching resolution.

When CMMRJ Can Provide Mediation Services
CMMRJ can help mediate employment situations where cultural or faith differences need to be accommodated in a reasonable manner. We can also assist in supervision contexts where performance improvements need to be made and cultural or language barriers exist. We mediate in schools disputes where student-to-student or parent-to-school situations need genuine dialogue and understanding to be resolved.
CMMRJ also provides conflict resolution for family disputes where generational or cultural issues may arise between spouses or parents and children. Finally, we can help in community situations where disagreement or misunderstandings create conflicts that get in the way of successful community participation or effective provision of social services.

How to Request CMMRJ to Mediate Your Dispute
If you have a dispute you'd like CMMRJ to mediate, please fill out our intake application (see under "attachments" below), and return it to us via mail, fax, or email. In order to fill it out, you will need to download the application and print it out.  Once we receive it, our intake coordinator will contact you to further discuss your dispute in detail, and to layout how the process will progress.

Darren Graham,
Apr 6, 2010, 12:20 PM