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The Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC, originally known as the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution), the statutory state dispute resolution agency and an applied research center of the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has administered the Community Mediation Center Grant Program (the CMC Grant Program or grant program) under G.L. Ch. 75, §47 since July 2012. The grant program provides state operational funding to qualified community mediation centers. The program goal is to advance the mission of community mediation as a cost-effective public service that increases access to justice for Massachusetts citizens, particularly for low income residents. As the program administrator, MOPC is responsible for grant-making, program management, data collection, evaluation, research, reporting, program development and outreach. This comprehensive evaluation report is in fulfillment of MOPC’s responsibility as program administrator to establish public accountability for this statutory state-funded, performance-based grant program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.


This is the MA Community Mediation Center Grant Program annual report to the state reporting on implementation and impact of the program in its third year of operation. The report includes an account of program implementation activities and an evaluation of program impact and overall benefits to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



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