Community Mediation Services

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Community Mediation Services
  • Country: USA
  • City: Vancouver
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1983
  • Interests: Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: Neighborhoods, Families, Schools, Businesses Disputes

[edit] Description

“Community Mediation Services (CMS) offers Clark County residents an informal, private way to improve communications and resolve disagreements. Mediation is a voluntary process that helps you discuss difficult issues and develop your own solutions. Mediation is fast, flexible and free.

Our mediators are certified staff and volunteers from the community skilled in communication and conflict resolution. Mediators listen to your concerns and can help you understand your needs and explore options. Some situations are handled on the phone while others require face-to-face meetings.

City Government in Vancouver is the essence of democracy and citizen rule. The city is managed by a council/manager form of government. This system empowers the citizens of Vancouver and provides responsive, progressive leadership and a vision for our community.”

We are committed to developing the capacity of our community to respectfully manage and resolve conflict.

Community Mediation Services' trained volunteer mediators help people work together to resolve disputes, make decisions, and restore justice.

CMS is committed to providing effective, confidential, and accessible services to a community with diverse needs.

Established in 1983 as a community-focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization, CMS makes a difference through the support of dedicated volunteers, referral partners, and public and private funding.

Mediation is a voluntary process that brings disputing parties together in a neutral setting to resolve issues. At the mediation session, the mediators facilitate the discussion, ask questions, and write up any agreement the parties reach. The mediators are not judges and do not impose a solution. The parties themselves decide on the actual agreement. Each party receives a copy of the agreement. Because the agreement reflects decisions made by the participants, mediated agreements enjoy high rates of compliance.

A typical mediation lasts one or two hours and can be scheduled for days, evenings or weekends.

Mediations are held at Community Mediation Service's New Hope office or another more convenient, neutral location”.

[edit] Services

Since 1983, Community Mediation Services, Inc. (CMS) has provided the community with alternative methods of resolving disputes through the use of mediation. Mediation has been used effectively to address conflicts involving:

  • Agencies/Citizens
  • Builders/Homeowners
  • Businesses/Consumers
  • Children and Youth
  • Divorced/Unmarried parents
  • Elderly Parent Care
  • Employees/Employers
  • Family Members
  • Friends
  • Harassment
  • Landlord/Tenants
  • Neighbors
  • Run-Away
  • Schools
  • Shared Parenting
  • Truancy
  • Victims/Offenders

[edit] Contact

RW - President 2008, Street - 610 Esther St., Mailing - P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995 - USA

Phone: (360) 619-1140

Email: community.mediation@ci.vancouver.wa.us

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