CCCMC partners with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community members to generate referrals, funding, and coordination of services to the community. CCCMC provides a unique opportunity for community organizations to partner and refer clients in disputes to CCCMC for free, high-quality mediation services. When organizations choose to add community mediation to their “toolbox,” they empower their clients to solve their own conflicts through the use of mediation provided by a community mediation center that operates and trains its volunteer mediators to be in compliance with the requirements of MD Rule 17 and the Maryland Program for Mediator Ethics (MPME).
Community Mediation Maryland’s vision is for every Maryland resident to have awareness of and access to affordable, high-quality community mediation services. CMM advances collaborative conflict resolution in Maryland through educating the public, providing training and quality assurance, conducting research, and creatively applying mediation to social challenges.
The Cecil County Chamber serves as the voice of business at the county, state and local levels.
Business people need to meet and form relationships with other businesses in order to succeed. We make that happen through the quarterly Nonprofit Roundtable, monthly Business Card Exchanges, breakfasts, luncheons, and many other events. Serving on a committee is another good way to network.
Juvenile and Family Services (JFS) is a program of the Administrative Office of the Courts. JFS collaborates with the Maryland courts, legal organizations, and other stakeholders to advance initiatives that benefit Maryland’s children, youth, and families. JFS staffs the Juvenile and Domestic Law Committees that review and recommend policies, rules, and legislation that improve the effective administration of juvenile and domestic law. JFS also provides grants to support family, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs, and assists in providing education, training, and technical assistance to courts and justice system partners.
MACRO fulfills its mission to promote the availability, use, and quality of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) throughout Maryland by:
- collaborating with courts, ADR practitioner organizations, and other stakeholders to advance the field of conflict resolution
- providing grants and technical assistance to support court, community, school and universities and government ADR programs and projects
- providing training and presentations to courts, bar associations, and other organizations and groups for skill enhancement, professional growth, ethics matters, and public information and awareness
- working to improve the quality of mediation services by managing the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME)
- supporting, conducting, and encouraging research and evaluation of ADR programs and processes
- raising public awareness of ADR and supporting the appropriate use of ADR by people and groups experiencing conflict