Community Mediation Services

CMS is a comprehensive community service organization dedicated to providing a wide range of support to at-risk adolescents, vulnerable communities and families in need. Through evidence-based programs, crisis intervention, mentoring, coaching, and community engagement initiatives, we strive to meet the unique needs of diverse communities throughout the five boroughs of New York – creating positive and sustainable change in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.

CMS is committed to strengthening neighborhoods from within by tackling community-wide issues like truancy and court involvement and assisting individuals in navigating complex legal systems or overcoming language barriers. Through holistic care and preventive mediation services, CMS empowers communities by addressing specific needs and fostering personal growth and well-being.

Our Mission

Our goal is to empower every member of the community by promoting effective approaches to problem-solving. We believe that providing programs that foster self-determination and positive decision-making is key to achieving this goal. We also strive to inspire organizations and institutions to implement innovative solutions that respond to the unique needs of the individuals they serve.

Our Values

  • Using understanding, respect and humility

  • Sharing information and educating

  • Fostering collaborative problem solving and thoughtful decision making

  • Advocating and promoting self-advocacy

Early Intervention Mediation Participant

“I would not have gotten this far in life if it wasn’t for CMS.”

Dayquan, 20

“The program helped us communicate better and understand each other’s needs.”

Parent, Family Empowerment Program, Your Content Goes Here

“CMS helped me get my life together, the staff members will give you that push and won’t give up on you.”

Ramon, 23, Your Content Goes Here

“I realized that I wasn’t the only one going through this. I saw other parents finding ways to help their children, and want to do the same for my kids.”

A.C.T. Program Participant, Your Content Goes Here

Annual Month of Giving

Our goal is to support and empower every community member by promoting practical problem-solving approaches. We believe fostering self-determination and positive decision-making through programs to achieve this mission is essential. We encourage organizations and institutions to implement innovative solutions that respond directly to the unique needs of the individuals they serve. With this approach, we are confident that we can fully empower every community member.

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As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.