Welcome to Community Solutions of Central Oregon, where our focus is to help people have difficult conversations.

Take a look at our recently released 2016 Annual Report that captures last year's community services, initiatives, and volunteer contributions!

Community Solutions - formerly Central Oregon Mediation - serves the diverse communities of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties in Central Oregon. We help people have difficult conversations by providing a variety of comprehensive mediation, facilitation, and education programs focused on improving communications needed during life's more difficult moments. As a long-standing community dispute resolution center (CDRC), our staff and more than 35 volunteer mediators are highly qualified and capable people who continue to offer standard-setting programs and customer service.

Our organization continues to evolve following its first 19 years as a CDRC. We’re expanding our education and facilitation services through a combination of new and improved programs designed to reach a broad range of audiences, while addressing an ever growing number of issues and circumstances. Also, we’re proud to now be leveraging the power of the web and social media to make our message and opinions heard. 

Stay tuned to our new Facebook and Twitter efforts, as well as our news announcements and upcoming events via the website. Combined with revolutionary ways of thinking through and resolving conflict, it’s our hope that you’ll not only tune in but join an ever growing number of volunteers, Board members, and community advocates that make Community Solutions the premier dispute resolution resource in Central Oregon.

Helping people have difficult conversations, 

Gary Winterstein
Executive Director

Basic Mediation Training (BMT) Course

Interested in becoming a mediator? Our Basic Mediation Training (BMT) course can place you on the right path. Mediators are essential contributors in helping people constructively communicate during life's difficult moments. Serving as neutral third parties, mediators help individuals, businesses and communities identify needs and craft solutions to a wide range of issues and disputes. This course incorporates aspects of mediation theory and principles practiced by Oregon-based community dispute resolution centers (CDRC), all of which provide programs and services in line with Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 36. For more on ORS 36 'Mediation and Arbitration, click here. 

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CS 2016 Annual Report