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Welcome to
Mediation First

Your Conflict, Your Solution, Our Priority

Mediation helps people reach agreements, rebuild relationships, and find permanent solutions to their disputes. Mediation is a process that lets people speak for themselves and make their own decisions. Community mediation provides a non-profit framework for assuring access to mediation services at the community level with control and responsibility for dispute resolution maintained in the community.

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About Mediation First, Inc

Neutral, Nonjudgmental, Confidential


Mediation First's vision is for every Washington County resident to have awareness of and access to affordable, high-quality community mediation services.


Mediation First advances collaborative conflict resolution in Washington County Maryland through educating the public, providing training and applying mediation to social challenges.

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Mediation Services

Meeting You Where You Are At

Community Mediation

Resolving conflict between family, friends, and neighbors

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Reentry Mediation

Reducing Recidivism

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Community Dialogues and Restorative Peace Circles

Facilitating Community Conversation

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10 Point Community Mediation Model

  1. Train community members who reflect the community’s diversity with regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, income, and education to serve as volunteer mediators

  2. Provide mediation services at no cost or on a sliding scale

  3. Hold mediations in neighborhoods where disputes occur

  4. Schedule mediations at a time and place convenient to the participants

  5. Encourage early use of mediation to prevent violence or to reduce the need for court intervention, as well as provide mediation at any stage in a dispute

  6. Mediate community-based disputes that come from referral sources, including self-referrals, police, courts, community organizations, civic groups, religious institutions, government agencies, and others

  7. Educate community members about conflict resolution and mediation

  8. Maintain high-quality mediators by providing intensive, skills-based training, apprenticeships, continuing education, and ongoing evaluation of volunteer mediators

  9. Work with the community in governing community mediation programs in a manner that is based on collaborative problem solving among staff, volunteers, and community members

  10. Provide mediation, education, and potentially other conflict resolution processes to community members who reflect the community’s diversity with regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, income, education, and geographic location

Meet the Team

Proud and Professional


Tereance Moore


Anastasia Broadus 



82 W Washington street


Contact Us For More Information About How We Can Mediate the Conflict in Your life:

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Community Mediation Maryland

310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Office: 301-270-9700
Fax: 301-270-9701

EIN: 52-2226553

Alternative Dispute Services are made possible with support from the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).

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