Michigan Community Mediation Association (MCMA) is comprised of Michigan’s 17 Community Dispute Resolution Program mediation centers that offer mediation and restorative practice services to our communities for low cost.
MCMA’s mission is to help advocate for the CDRPs and educate Michigan residents on the importance of mediation and restorative practices. Mediation is a great alternative to the expensive, time-consuming process our courts offer. Everyone should have their day in court, but mediation can give you that same opportunity in a healthy setting for a fraction of your time and for significantly cheaper.
Restorative Practices interventions in schools aims to resolve escalating student conflict between peers and others, reduce the number of days students might have been suspended, and teach youth more appropriate methods of resolving conflict. Restorative Justice Conferencing with juveniles who commit crimes is used to divert youth in the justice system who commit crimes by providing them with an opportunity to meet with the person they harmed, learn about the impact of their behavior on the person and the community, and repair the harm, instead of using punishment as a way to repair harm.