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Community Mediation and Resolution Center

Please note we have changed our name from Community Mediation Service to reflect our expanded menu of services.

Landlord, tenant and roommate support and mediation is now available in other areas of Boulder County--see below under "Landlord, Tenant and Roommate Resources" for more information.

The City of Boulder Community Mediation and Resolution Center (CMRC) provides mediation, restorative justice and meeting facilitation, among other services, for City of Boulder residents and landlord-tenant mediation for specific areas of Boulder County. CMRC also provides neutral information relating to landlord-tenant matters.

Ask a Question or Request Mediation

Haga una pregunta o solicite mediación

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Request information or assistance through our online form for a range of issues involving landlords and tenants, roommates, HOAs, neighbors, and other matters.

Solicite información o asistencia a través de nuestro formulario en internet para una variedad de asuntos relacionados con propietarios e inquilinos, compañeros de cuarto, HOA, vecinos y otros.

Mediation is based on open communication and a sincere desire to resolve  a dispute. Assistance is offered in the following areas: landlord-tenant, roommates, neighbors, seniors age 60  or older (at least one party must be a senior),  parents and their children,  teens, school-related conflicts (BVSD), community groups,  homeowners associations (HOAs), non-profit agencies, City of Boulder employees, clients and staff  of homeless services, race and cross-cultural relations and human rights. CMRC will  determine if your situation is appropriate for mediation.  In most cases participation in mediation is voluntary.

CMRC provides  information and resources  for renters, owners, roommates, and property managers for residential and commercial rental properties within the City of Boulder and areas of the county including: Gunbarrel, Louisville, Superior, Nederland and unincorporated Boulder County not covered by Longmont Mediation Service (LMS serves Lafayette, Erie, Lyons and surrounding unincorporated areas).  Resources include a landlord/tenant handbook and many commonly used sample documents such as the Boulder Model Lease and a 7-day security deposit demand letter. CMRC also provides information for landlords renting to section 8 housing choice voucher holders and a separate  handbook for residents of manufactured housing (mobile home) parks. 

In   Restorative Justice (RJ),   crime is viewed as a violation of people, interpersonal relationships and the community rather than simply a violation of the law . The   RJ   process  involves the victim (harmed party) , the offender (responsible party) an d members of the community. Participants  explore the impacts of the crime , helping the responsible party understand the consequences  of their act. Once the impacts are identified by the group they discuss ways for the responsible party to repair the harm they caused.  Restorative justice reduces the   likelihood   that the responsible party will commit another crime. Harmed parties who participate in the process report  they feel less fear and are able to move on from the offense.

CMRC could not operate without our team of dedicated and passionate mediation and restorative justice  volunteers! Whether you are a seasoned mediator or restorative justice facilitator looking for ways to serve the community, or you have just completed your mediation or RJ  training and would like to gain case experience, we invite you to   submit a volunteer  application . You may also call us at 303-441-4364 for more information or  send your resume to [email protected] .  We would love to meet with you and see if you' re a good fit for our program. Volunteers are  welcomed to our program and deeply valued by CMRC staff. Please contact us if you would like to work with us!