Vicki and Dusty Rhoades have been partners in life for 43 years and community mediators for the Community Mediation Centers of St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties for the past 12 years. They were instrumental in establishing both centers. They have conducted hundreds of mediations in a variety of conflict situations, including small claims and peace orders at the District Court, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights discrimination cases, Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) and Parenting Plan cases for the Circuit Court, among many others.
Transformative Mediation Takes Maryland
This article discusses the success of transformative mediation in Maryland, in court-connected programs and elsewhere. It also dispels some common misperceptions about the transformative approach.