The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency whose mission is to provide high quality mediation and dispute resolution services that are affordable and accessible. The Mediation Center has been in existence since 1979 and currently serves more than 5,000 people annually through its community mediation and training programs. The underlying goals of the Mediation Center’s mission are:
ACCESS: to ensure that high quality alternative dispute resolution services are accessible to groups and individuals in all of Oahu’s communities, particularly focusing on those communities that are under-served.
OUTREACH: to promote broad community understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution by providing and supporting training, awareness and educational activities in varied organizational and community settings.
QUALITY: to continually improve the quality of dispute resolution services through training, evaluation and revision.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY: to broaden community support and representation, secure multiple sources of funding, and provide adequate resources for its operations, programs and its most valuable asset – the volunteer mediators.
The Mediation Center’s purpose has been identified as:
“Building stronger communities through families, schools, the workplace and neighborhoods by reducing conflict; building collaboration; improving communication; teaching skills in managing conflict and self-sufficiency; and providing a model of practice for conflict resolution.”