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Mediation Program Email
Carroll County State's Attorney's Office

55 N. Court Street
Courthouse Annex
Suite 100
Westminster, MD 21157-5155

PO Box 606
Westminster, MD 21158-0606

410-386-2174 - voice
410-876-9286 - fax

Office HoursMon-Fri 8-5
Contact 1Michelle L. Schaffer
Mediator
410-386-2174 or 410-386-2671 - voice
mschaffer@ccg.carr.org
PurposeTo promote a more peaceful and cohesive community by providing a free, expedient, and informal alternative to settling disputes.
ServiceThis informal and consensual process involves using a trained neutral person, a mediator, to help people in a dispute communicate with one another, understand each other, explore possible solutions, and, if possible, reach agreements that meet the participants' needs and resolve their differences. During this collaborative process, individuals work with the mediator to seek lasting solutions. The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong; he or she merely assists the parties in coming to an acceptable solution. Mediation empowers people to resolve their own problems in a constructive way that may enable them to avoid conflict in the future. Situations that are appropriate for mediation through this program are family, friend, or neighborhood disputes including misdemeanor criminal acts (such as trespassing, telephone misuse, and harassment), and certain simple assaults.
EligibilityAny Carroll County resident may use this program.
FeesNo fees are charged.
Ages ServedServes all ages.
Area ServedServes Carroll County.
SubjectsCorrectional Services, Mediation
Last Updated30 April 2019