Vision + Mission

The Community Conferencing Center (CCC) is a conflict transformation and community justice organization that provides ways for people to collectively and effectively prevent and resolve conflicts and crime.

Vision

We imagine a world where strong relationships, authentic communication, and the desire to understand one another thrive. We believe solutions to conflict reside within our individual communities and hearts, and that in order to heal form harm, every person impacted by a given situation must be heard.

Mission

Through Community Conferencing, we provide a process for people to transform their conflicts, contributing to a vision of justice rooted in equity, community, and collaboration. We advocate for practices that build and strengthen connections and relationships.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Conflicts present opportunities for learning, healing, and transformation.
  • People can create lasting solutions to their conflicts when everyone affected is given a space to share their story.
  • Conflicts within communities are best resolved within those communities.
  • The wisdom is in the community.
  • Stronger connections foster mutual accountability, sense of belonging and understanding.

Our Work

The work of the Community Conferencing Center has been recognized nationally and internationally for its use of restorative justice and conflict management strategies in a variety of settings, including criminal justice, education, neighborhoods, and the workplace.

Our Community Conferencing efforts in Baltimore are unique, with CCC being the only broad-based conferencing program in a large American city, with most services provided at no cost to participants.

The Community Conferencing Center also provides training, technical assistance, program development, and program evaluation services.