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The CMC Grant Program was established in FY 2013 to distribute state operational funding to qualified community mediation centers serving primarily low income citizens. Mediation services are provided through trained volunteers for a wide-range of family, neighborhood and community conflicts referred through courts, public agencies, local businesses, organizations and individuals. Centers deliver training, conduct outreach and education, and actively engage community members on their boards and through local partnerships.


Partners include: Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority; Pittsfield Cape Mediation, Orleans; Community Dispute Settlement Center, Cambridge; Dispute Resolution Services, Springfield; Greater Brockton Center for Dispute Resolution, Brockton; Family Services of Central MA, Worcester; Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program, Vineyard Haven; Mediation Services of North Central MA, Fitchburg; Metropolitan Mediation Services, Brookline; Metro West Mediation Services, Framingham; Middlesex Community College Law Center, Lowell; North Shore Community Mediation, Beverly; Quabbin Mediation, Orange; The Mediation & Training Collaborative, Greenfield; Representative Sarah Peake, Provincetown; Senator Benjamin Downing, Pittsfield; Community Mediation Coalition of MA; MA Trial Court; MA Bar Foundation; Office of the Attorney General; Gardner-Howland Shaw Foundation; UMass Boston Office of Community Partnerships.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.