Mediation is an opportunity to manage conflicts differently. With the help of mediators, you can discuss issues and talk about your concerns. In mediation, you — not the mediator — control the decisions and the outcome.
Mediation brings people in conflict together in a comfortable and safe setting. The mediators help you talk to each other to clarify goals, gather information, and identify options. It is up to you to decide what will meet your needs as you manage the conflict. What is discussed with the mediators is kept private and confidential.
- Mediation is convenient and there is no charge for the participants. Donations are always welcome and are encouraged in domestic cases that involve parenting plans and property issues.
- Mediation is confidential.
- You make your own decisions about how to deal with the conflict.
- Solutions that you arrive at will be far more satisfying and lasting than anything imposed upon you by others.
- 85% of people who have used mediation feel that they have improved their situation
Sheriff Mike Evans, Sgt. Jay Goldsmith received the award from Susan Rork.
As a part of the Southern Maryland Public Dialogue Series, Defying Definitions is traveling to community venues throughout Calvert,Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties collecting resident voices through video, audio, photographs, and writing. This program is being produced as a partnership program of the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR), in collaboration with local community partners, including the Calvert Library, the College of Southern Maryland and the Diversity Institute of Charles County, Democracy Conversations in St. Mary’s County, The St. Mary’s County Library, and the Community Mediation Centers of St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties.
The community conversations were in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties.
September 23 | 6-8:30pm Rights, Freedoms & Responsibilities:Exploring Our Own Struggles With What “Created Equal” Really Means
Calvert Library Prince Frederick Branch
850 Costley Way | Prince Frederick, MD 20678
October 28 | 6-8:00pm
“Justice for All?” ~A Community Conversation About Freedom & Equality
College of Southern Maryland Center for Business and Industry, Rm 103-104
8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
November 13| 5:30-8pm
Practicing Democracy: What does “Liberty & Justice for All” Mean to Me?
St. Mary’s County Public Library Leonardtown Branch
23250 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Click here f or more information on the November conversation in St. Mary's County.
Both the free community events and the website are designed to spark interactive discussion among community members around focus topics including: age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability.