In 1979, the Community Mediation Project launched to provide Tucsonans with a safe and accessible process for resolving conflict. Following the assassination attempt of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, the Community Mediation Project joined forces with Tucsonans for Civility to create the Center for Community Dialogue, nested under the nonprofit organization, Our Family Services. After Our Family Services closed the Center for Community Dialogue in 2022, dedicated volunteers regrouped to form the Center for Community Mediation and Facilitation, a 501(c)(3) drawing upon decades of experience and a passion for helping community members communicate thoughtfully and effectively.
Through mediation, facilitation, training, and community partnerships, we create opportunities for skillful communication and conflict transformation.
Southern Arizona is a national model for how communities engage in cooperative conflict resolution and respectful dialogue around challenging issues.