ABOUT CCR

Who We Are

CCR has a 40-year track record of working with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.

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OUR MISSION

The Center for Conflict Resolution's mission is to work with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.

The Center for Conflict Resolution is an equal opportunity service provider that values the richness of Chicagoland’s diverse communities and emphasizes inclusiveness. The Center provides our client base with quality mediation services regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class or socioeconomic status, age, religion, national origin, disability, professional background or other characteristics. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve in our staff, our board and our volunteers.

 

THE HISTORY OF THE CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

In 1979, the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association supported the creation of a not-for-profit corporation to aid the Chicago community in effectively handling disputes. Originally known as the Neighborhood Justice of Chicago, the Center for Conflict Resolution opened in a storefront in Chicago's Uptown Neighborhood to help people resolve their conflicts through mediation.

40 years later, the Center for Conflict Resolution has program sites throughout Cook County, is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors and relies on a full-time staff of ten and approximately 180 active volunteer mediators who mediate 90% of CCR's cases. In the past five years alone, CCR mediated over 10,000 cases and provided conflict management training to thousands of individuals.

CCR BELIEVES IN

  • Providing the highest quality conflict resolution services.

  • Helping people in conflict arrive at their own solutions.

  • Being responsive to the needs of the broad community it serves.

  • Granting access to its services to all people regardless of means or identity.

  • Valuing its clients, volunteers and staff as essential to fulfilling its mission.

  • Broadening awareness of the general public of the substantial benefits of conflict resolution.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW MEDIATION WORKS!

Rae Kyritsi, Programs Director at CCR is interviewed by Karen Conti on WGN:

WGN Radio’s - Karen Conti & Rae Kyritsi
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THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE

 

WHAT'S NEW

CCR's Gift Acceptance Policy - CCR now accepts securities donations!

STRATEGIC PLAN

Check out CCR's Strategic Plan

IN THE MEDIA

Legal Aid Committee Selected Highlights 2012

Press Release June 2020 - CCR serves as neutral facilitator to a Community Working Group to Review Department Use of Force Policies in Chicago. 

Press Release September 2021 - CCR announces new Community-Police Mediation Program.

 

OUR NEWSLETTER

2019 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.​

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