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


NEW! Basic Mediation Training (BMT) Course

The Community Solutions BMT course is structured in two parts. Part 1 is web-based with course content provided via a Trainee Portal on our website. Part 2 is a practicum with course content provided via instruction at the Becky Johnson Community Center (BJCC) in Redmond. This includes classroom instruction, group discussions, and role play settings. Part 1 commences on your enrollment date through Friday, March 24, 2017; Part 2 commences Friday – Sunday, March 31 – April 2, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily at BJCC. For details on enrollment, costs, online access, and more read on...we have 16 seats for trainees, so be sure to enroll today!

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CS 2016 Annual Report