In 1999, citizens of the down county area of Montgomery County became concerned about the growing number of neighborhood disputes that didn’t seem to belong in court. There was a lack of an appropriate, countywide venue for dealing with disputes within communities and between neighbors. That concern grew to include most of Montgomery County and resulted in the development of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC). The official start of the program was July 1, 2001.
CRCMC is not-for-profit supported by grants and donations.
We are approved by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
The mission of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County is to promote and provide collaborative problem solving processes throughout Montgomery County.
The vision of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County is to foster peace by enabling people to experience conflict as an opportunity to learn and grow, and by empowering them to effectively manage their own conflicts.
In pursuing its mission, CRCMC is committed to:
- Making its services accessible to all County residents by using various neutral sites throughout the County.
- Promoting positive relationships among the many ethnic, racial, religious, age and socio-economic groups within the County.
- Using volunteer mediators who meet strict criteria in terms of training and experience. CRCMC uses two mediators (the co-mediation model) for all mediations.
CRCMC is an active partner with State and County agencies and organizations such as: the State District Courts in Rockville and Silver Spring, State’s Attorneys Office, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities, Department of Juvenile Services, and Remedes (a DC-wide group of Spanish-speaking mediators). We support their programs and jointly seek ways to address issues of Montgomery County residents. Click here for a list of our partners.
Our contact informationConflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd flr Bethesda, MD 20814