Imagine a community...
Where conflict is seen as an opportunity.
Where people in conflict regularly seek a constructive forum for resolving differences.
Where schools teach children effective communication skills.
Where everyone can use mediation regardless of economic circumstances.
Where people who harm others have the opportunity to make things as right as possible through a "restorative" justice process.
Where constructive, creative problem solving is used as a first resort to reach agreements, repair relationships and build community.
Imagine this is our community.
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We are committed to the development of community-based, non-adversarial responses to conflict and differences that strengthen social harmony and support individual healing. We serve the communities of Santa Barbara County by providing: compassionate communication, appropriate dispute resolution and problem solving practices, Restorative Justice, consultation, training, and mediation services.
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"This course was better than I expected and have found what I learned to be useful for everyday life."
- Local Attorney
" …a convincing approach to the fundamentals of facilitative mediation. I learned more in a 6-day program at CSC than I have in any university course."
- Former Criminal Defense Attorney ·
Kimberly was open, authentic and exemplified the attitude that needs to be brought to the process of mediating by the way she dealt with the variety of personalities in our course. I left feeling uplifted and more enlightened!
"This experience has been transformative for me. Probably the most valuable, enriching learning experience I’ve ever had."
"The interaction of a community of others who are postively fostering peace and communication was a treasure."