Our member organizations have expert staff and trained volunteers who can intervene in the hottest issues and coolest heads. Together, we serve tens of thousands of individuals across the state every year. Further, each partner has been certified by the Minnesota Supreme Court for having demonstrated a commitment to relevant state statutes and operational guidelines. Together, we make a difference in the lives of your friends, your neighbors, and your coworkers, your classmates. Soon, we hope to make a difference in your life.
Community Mediation Member Organizations
Mission: To develop the capacity of the community to respectfully resolve conflict and repair harm.
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. (CMRS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals move from conflict to resolution through a respectful, constructive, private, and efficient mediation process. By recruiting and training volunteer mediators to act as neutral facilitators, CMRS works to cultivate common ground and create opportunity from conflict through community-based mediation, juvenile mediation, court-based mediation, and restorative justice and mediation trainings. CMRS is a nonprofit organization serving Hennepin County and funded by both public and private support. The work of CMRS and its volunteers and partners helps create safer and more harmonious neighborhoods and communities.
Mission: To bring people together to find lasting and effective solutions to conflict.
CRC’s Vision is to be the primary community resource for creating opportunity from conflict, and where repairing harm is valued over punishment.
CRC services are based on a core belief that individuals of all ages and backgrounds are capable of resolving their own disputes – effectively, inexpensively, and peacefully – with assistance from trained volunteer mediators. CRC provides communities with the tools to peacefully and effectively resolve disputes.
CRC is dedicated to providing dispute resolution services and training to all people, especially those who cannot afford traditional services offered through the courts. We focus on serving those for whom traditional services have not worked in the past because they did not address underlying issues or were not culturally appropriate. Mediation used earlier in the dispute process can prevent the need for further intervention on the part of city departments, the police, or courts – thus saving valuable resources and tax dollars.
Mission: To promote the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision making.
We believe that people can resolve disputes respectfully, without litigation, to the mutual satisfaction of all parties. We advocate for managing disputes peacefully through the use of problem-solving techniques that help build feelings of community. We provide the highest quality service possible and ensure that these services are accessible to all residents of the communities we serve. We partner with community members, groups, schools, and businesses to develop and maintain an open organization that reflects diversity and welcomes all people. We promote the peaceful resolution of conflict as a preferred method of building healthy communities and reaching mutual goals.
Mission: To provide affordable and accessible alternative dispute resolution services.
Mediation & Conflict Solutions (MCS) is a certified Community Dispute Resolution Program under Minnesota law, as implemented by the State Court Administrator. We operate as a nonprofit program under the umbrella of Olmsted Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Residents of Rochester and southeast Minnesota are welcome to contact the office for mediation and other dispute-resolution issues.
Mission: To enhance relationships among Anoka County residents by providing voluntary mediation services; to promote and educate the Anoka County community in alternative dispute resolution techniques which encourage peace and harmony in the community; and to supplement the legal system by providing an alternative process for dispute resolution.
Since 1987 Mediation Services for Anoka County (MSAC), a 501(c) (3) agency, has been helping families, neighborhoods, schools, landlords, tenants, businesses, consumers, manage and resolve conflict through education and conflict resolution services. Professionally trained and supervised volunteer mediators assist individuals and communities to successfully resolve problems and disputes on their own using alternative dispute resolution methods.
Mission: Helping Community Members move from conflict to resolution through education, mediation and restorative processes.
By using community based education, mediation and restorative processes, we increase awareness and promote shared decision making. The Rice County Dispute Resolution Program (RCDRP) formed in 2001 to provide dispute resolution services to the community and the courts. Additionally, we work in the schools, providing teacher and staff training as well as direct services.
Volunteering with a Community Mediation Minnesota partner organization is a challenging and generous way to serve your local community. Whether as a volunteer mediator, youth mentor, event planner, or office assistant, we appreciate and reward your shared time and talent with meaningful opportunities. To explore this opportunity further, please contact us or connect with one of our partner organizations directly.
Is Mediation Right for You?
Many people have conflict/disputes/disagreement/differences with others. Sometimes those disputes can turn into much deeper problems. In mediation, we work with you to help you resolve your dispute constructively and move forward. Conflict is hard, mediation may help.
Take our survey to find out if you are a good candidate for community mediation.