Mission Statement

The mission of the Mediation Network of North Carolina is to promote,strengthen and support community mediation programs in North Carolina through volunteer board development, accountability, visibility and resource development.

The Mediation Network is a statewide organization serving community mediation centers across the state. Primary constituents are community mediation centers which provide a wide array of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) services including Criminal District court, community generated disputes, school based programs and Medicaid beneficiaries. The Network office coordinates training programs, technical support to centers and recruitment needs. The preponderance of its resources are devoted to member program integrity services.

The Mediation Network of North Carolina is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization currently comprised of fifteen (15) community mediation centers providing community based dispute mediation, juvenile focused programs  and Medicaid mediation in all one hundred (100) counties. Community mediation centers offer low cost Network approved skill based training programs such as Anger Management programs, Dispute Resolution training and facilitation for groups training.

The demographics of the Network’s constituency varies from urban to rural, no resident of North Carolina is ever refused service for ability to pay. North Carolina residents access information and services through a broad variety of social media, telephone, website guidance, direct marketing by centers and other professional referrals.

Vision Statement

The Mediation Network of North Carolina is the umbrella organization for Community Mediation centers across the state. The mission of the Mediation Network of North Carolina is to promote, strengthen and support community mediation programs in North Carolina through volunteer board development, accountability, visibility, and resource development.

We envision communities empowered to resolve conflict peacefully, wholesome environments where productive communication and mutual respect are the norm. Our vision embraces the diversity that enriches our communities and schools and fosters mutual respect.

Community mediation offers constructive processes for resolving differences; and conflicts between individuals, groups, and organizations. It is an alternative to avoidance, destructive confrontation, prolonged litigation or violence.

It gives people in conflict an opportunity to take responsibility for the resolution of their dispute and control of the outcome. Community mediation is designed to preserve individual interests while strengthening relationships and building connections between people and groups, and create processes that make communities work for all of us.