About Northern Community Mediation

What is Mediation?

Northern Community Mediation (NCM) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose purpose is to help people resolve their conflicts through mediation rather than through litigation or arbitration. This twenty-five year old organization is one of 18 centers throughout the state of Michigan that constitute the Citizen Dispute Resolution Program, a legislatively-created program under the umbrella of the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO).

Although NCM’s primary purpose is to offer mediation services, our organization also provides other opportunities.

  • Through workshops, NCM trains individuals by providing them with the skills to avoid and prevent conflict, to recognize when outside help is needed in resolving conflict, and to de-escalate conflict into a manageable process.
  • Through special programs, NCM helps individuals avoid the stress of litigation by providing them with skills to cope with their problems.
  • Through educational trainings, NCM strives to provide programs of a preventative nature.

Podcast: Mediation has key role in the community

In 2016, Matt Mikus from the Petoskey News-Review interviewed Dr. Jane Millar, the Executive Director of Northern Community Mediation. To listen to the podcast, click on the image below.

PNR Northern Community Mediation Podcast