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Community Mediation Service


The City of Boulder Community Mediation Service assists in resolving disputes for City of Boulder residents in the areas of landlord-tenant, roommates, neighbors, seniors, parent/teen, teen/teen, victim/offender, community groups, schools, inter-employee for nonprofit agencies, City of Boulder, race and cross-cultural relations, and human rights.

Mediation

Mediation is based on open communication and a sincere desire to resolve the dispute and participation is voluntary.

A large percentage of the work done by the Community Mediation Service involves landlord and tenant issues and we have created a section of resources dealing specifically with these relationships.

Restorative Justice

In Restorative Justice the crime is viewed as a violation of people, interpersonal relationships and the community rather than simply a violation of the law. It involves going into mediation with the victims of the crime and /or those with whom you committed the crime.

Contact the Community Mediation Service at 303-441-4364.

News and Events

October is Conflict Resolution Month

The City of Boulder recognizes October as Conflict Resolution month as part of an effort to support peaceful means of resolving conflict. The city’s Mediation Service, in partnership with the Boulder District Attorney’s Restorative Diversion Program, is offering events and activities for the community focused on the principles and practice of conflict resolution.

Navigating Conflict: The Art of Talking to be Heard and Listening to Understand
Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Boulder Public Library, Flagstaff Room
Do you want to improve your ability to manage and resolve conflicts at work, home or school? Join the City of Boulder Community Mediation Service’s experienced team of mediators to explore and understand conflict in new ways. Learn to hear what’s being said, and more importantly, what’s not being said that might be at the heart of disagreements. Leave the evening with practical tools that will help you in everyday interactions. This is a free event, but registration is required. Register for Navigating Conflict.

Restorative Justice Open House
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Boulder Public Library
Do you want to help promote understanding and community-building in Boulder County? Have you heard a little about restorative justice but want to learn more? Join the Boulder District Attorney’s Restorative Diversion Program and the City of Boulder’s Community Mediation Service to learn about restorative justice principles and practices; how restorative justice supports meaningful accountability and repair of harm; and how restorative practices are used in parenting, schools, workplaces and the criminal justice system. You will hear real examples of restorative responses to crime in Boulder County and learn about ways that you can become involved in the process of restorative justice. This is a free event, but registration is required. Register for Restorative Justice Open House.

For additional information about these events, contact Carin Armstrong at [email protected] or 303-441-4344.

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