Charles County Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center logoOur Mission

We are a community movement advancing the cause of peace in Charles County through dialogue. We provide an atmosphere of equality, where people have a voice and feel heard.  Join the movement!

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process for people involved in a dispute, or who need to have a difficult conversation. Trained mediators guide participants through an informal process that helps those involved to identify the issues and generate their own resolutions. Mediators are non-judgmental, do not take sides or tell you what to do.

Mediation is VOLUNTARY, CONFIDENTIAL, and FREE!

Types of disputes typically mediated:

  • Neighbor/Neighbor (pets, fences, home and property additions, parking, noise, etc.)
  • Spouse/Spouse (relationships, child custody, visitation, parenting issues, communication)
  • Parent/Teen conflicts (curfew, driving, housekeeping, school, attendance,/performance, friends)
  • Parent/ Other family conflicts such as siblings or in-laws (property, adult siblings, elder care)
  • Roommates or Friends (interpersonal relationships, rent, housekeeping, communication)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Employer/Employee or Co-workers
  • Business/Customer
  • Neighborhood Associations disputes

COVID-19 Status & Information

We are now offering our mediation services in a remote environment. Please reach out via email: mediation@csmd.edu or phone: 301-539-4689.

Visit our Remote Services page for more information about connecting with our mediation services in a remote environment.

Connect with Us

Contact Us

 
Julie A. Walton
Director
301-539-4683

Jean-Marie Hansen
Program Specialist
301-539-4689

Valerie Outlaw
Program Assistant
301-539-4695

Do you like helping people? We are seeking volunteer mediators!

Are you a good listener? Can you listen to people without taking sides? Do you believe in solving problems without violence or litigation?

Volunteers are provided free training, free apprenticeship, and year round skill building opportunities. To participate in the training, you must commit to provide 60 hours of service within the year performing mediation, outreach, office work, etc. based on your interests.

For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact: Julie A. Walton

at 301-539-4683 or mediation@csmd.edu
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