The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a mission to work with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict. Since 1979, CCR has accomplished this mission by offering pro bono mediation services and conflict management training to Chicago area institutions, organizations and businesses.
Domestic Relations Mediation
CCR has been providing services in partnership with the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for more than 20 years. Through its domestic relations programs, CCR helps parties discuss initial parenting agreements, changes to parenting agreements for both divorced and never-married parents, as well as issues of child support and other divorce-related financial issues. The topics addressed in these mediations include communication, parenting time schedules, education decisions and expenses, child support, healthcare decisions and expenses, religious affiliation and extracurricular activities. Mediation allows the parties to resolve many disputes before they go to court and, in some cases, before a court case is even filed.
For more information, or to start a domestic relations mediation case, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCR is excited to announce two new partnerships - United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Polk Bros. Foundation!
CCR is proud to partner with the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago in working with Chicagoland youth.
CCR’s Juvenile Victim-Offender and Family Mediation Program serves Cook County court-involved youth, their families and community members. In mediation, juveniles who have been arrested for offenses such as battery, assault, robbery, criminal damage to property, trespassing and theft have a chance to sit down with their parent or guardian and with the victim of their crime. Using restorative justice principles, mediators help parties discuss the crime committed, the impact of the actions taken by the youth and ways for the harm to be repaired. CCR serves approximately 350 clients each year through this program.
To learn more about United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, please click HERE.
CCR is proud to serve individuals in small claims and evictions cases in Cook County with the assistance of the Polk Bros. Foundation.
Through the Small Claims and Eviction Mediation Program CCR provides free, on-site mediation services to parties in small claims and eviction cases. The mediator assists clients in a focused and productive dialogue about the conflict that has brought them to court. Participants have a chance to think critically about their case, identify the issues that are most important to them, and exchange information with the other party. Where the process results in an agreement, the mediator memorializes the agreement in writing and each party is given a copy. In many cases, the parties can avoid the stress of a trial and the court’s resources can be reserved for other cases. This program serves more than 1,200 clients annually.
To learn more about Polk Bros. Foundation, please click HERE.
Thank you to all those who participated in CCR's Guest Bartending Event - we had an amazing time! A special thanks to the Auxiliary Board for bartending, and to Graystone Tavern for hosting!
Watch the video below to learn more about CCR
To watch other videos about CCR and our services, listen to Rae Kyritsi interviewed by Karen Conti on WGN and learn more about CCR, please click here.
(Please see our Past Events at CCR page for more!)
Thank you to all those who were able to attend our recent Volunteer Appreciation Party. Volunteers are vital to the work we do, and we are grateful to have such a great group!
A special thanks to Jefferson Tap & Grille for hosting.
2015 Annual Report
Each year, CCR serves more than 5,000 clients through more than 20 mediation programs including small claims, evictions, foreclosure, family/parenting and community disputes.
CCR also trains more than 500 individuals annually in mediation and conflict management/communication skills.