The mission of the Community Conferencing Center is to provide a highly participatory, community-based process for people to transform their conflicts into cooperation, take collective and personal responsibility for action, and improve their quality of life. We believe people will generate creative and lasting solutions to their conflicts when everyone affected by a conflict is given a safe forum to tell his or her story and be part of the solution. Through partnerships with people, neighborhoods and institutions, the Community Conferencing Center helps Maryland communities resolve serious community and behavioral conflicts as well as unlawful acts that result in harm to citizens and their communities.
Adolescence (13-21), Adulthood (22+)
A community conference is a meeting of the community of people affected by behavior that has caused serious harm. The conference provides a forum in which those who have caused harm, those who have been harmed, and their respective supporters can seek ways to repair the damage caused by the incident and to minimize further harm.
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