Community mediation is a process of resolving conflicts, problems as well as developing and improving the different systems in a community. Mediation gives hope to citizens that although they may be experiencing many conflicts, these could still be resolved in a proper way.
Community mediation involves different factors and procedures that make it more effective in view of making a community a better place to live in. Procedures include looking for volunteers that would be trained for community services who eventually could become the handlers and organizers of different mediation activities and programs. This would be an opportunity for everyone whether young or old, graduates or undergraduates, to be of service to other people. This would be very beneficial to the whole community no strict qualifications or restrictions are required for citizens interested to serve.
Community mediation played an important role in the community for many years already. One proof of its success is the growth in programs that started from 150 centers to now 550 and still counting.
Mediation in a community is very beneficial because it doesn’t only benefit the community as a whole but every citizen as well. The people benefit from this in that they are given the opportunity to express themselves and state their opinions freely without being judged. This would be a chance for them to gain confidence especially when interacting with others.
Participants and volunteers are also given the chance to learn the value of respect, most especially on how to respect each other’s differences. This is essential as it greatly helps people fix and improve their relationships.