How Community Mediation Maryland (CMM) helps us focus on the Ten Point Community Mediation Model
The Ten Point Community Mediation Model is unique in that it maintains the grassroots focus of community mediation centers while rewarding centers for performance.
- Learn more on CMM’s About Us webpage.
- Watch the What is the “Community” in Community Mediation webinar from ADR Hub.
The Ten Point Community Mediation Model is also used to measure our success for grant funding. See 2020 information about this from the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) here.
CCCMC and the Ten Point Community Mediation Model
Learn more about CCCMC and our programs here.
The Ten Point Community Mediation Model:
Community mediation strives to:
1. Train community members – who reflect the community’s diversity with regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, income and education to serve as volunteer mediators.
2. Provide mediation services at no cost or on a sliding scale.
3. Hold mediations in neighborhoods where disputes occur.
4. Schedule mediations at a time and place convenient to the participants.
5. Encourage early use of mediation to prevent violence or to reduce the need for court intervention, as well as provide mediation at any stage in a dispute.
6. Mediate community-based disputes that come from referral sources including self-referrals, police, courts, community organizations, civic groups, religious institutions, government agencies and others.
7. Educate community members about conflict resolution and mediation.
8. Maintain high quality mediators by providing intensive, skills-based training, apprenticeships, continuing education and ongoing evaluation o
9. Work with the community in governing community mediation programs in a manner that is based on collaborative problem solving among staff, volunteers and community members.
10. Provide mediation, education, and potentially other conflict resolution processes to community members who reflect the community’s diversity with regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, income, education, and geographic location.