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Community Mediation Program

The Dayton Mediation Center provides the environment to help people feel heard and support people in finding their way through conflicts with neighbors, family members, broken relationships, workplace situations, and others.

People are able to talk to each other at the Dayton Mediation Center. Everyone has a voice and with support in their conversation people gain new understandings of themselves and the other person. With this clearer understanding there is an opportunity to improve relationships and make different decisions.


Scheduling a Mediation

To schedule or discuss services, you can call the Center at (937) 333-2364. A mediation specialist will listen to the concerns you have about your situation and answer your questions. The staff will work with everyone involved to find an agreeable time and date for your mediation. You can also refer a case to mediation, either for yourself or others, by using our referral form.

Preparing for Mediation

To prepare in advance, think about what would be helpful to have to discuss your situation. If there are specific materials or examples that would add to an explanation, you can bring those items to your mediation.

In addition, before your mediation conversation, it may be helpful to think about the following questions:

  1. What’s the hardest part of this situation for you?

  2. What do you want the other person(s) to understand about you that might help in resolving matters for him/her?

  3. If you could only have one thing come out of your conversation, what would that be?

  4. What are you willing to do to help that happen?

  5. What, if anything, do you want to understand about the other person?

  6. When you start your conversation, do you want to say anything about:

    • The content of your conversation: specific topics to discuss/not to discuss?

    • How you will talk with each other: guidelines or ground rules for your conversation?

    • How much time you want to spend for your conversation and/or if another session is needed?

  7. How confidential do you want/need your conversation with each other to be?

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