The Mediation Center of the Pacific, established in 1979, is one of the oldest community dispute resolution centers in the United States.
In addition to providing direct mediation and dispute resolution services, the Mediation Center is a critical resource for creating innovative dispute resolution trainings and programs for Hawaii’s courts, schools, businesses and communities. Through these trainings and programs, more people have the opportunity to work through their conflicts and avoid a legal or administrative proceeding.
The many opportunities provided by the Mediation Center to prevent and resolve disputes quickly and affordably through culturally sensitive processes are a vital resource for Hawaii’s residents.
The Mediation Center of the Pacific (the Mediation Center) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that was founded in 1979 to provide Hawaii’s people with peaceful approaches to working through conflict. The Mediation Center was one of the earliest established community mediation centers in the nation, and it has continued to grow and evolve since that time. Over the years, the Mediation Center has developed programs and processes that meet the unique needs of Hawaii’s culturally diverse populations. Parties in conflict are assisted in resolving their immediate dispute, as well as in improving communication and strengthening their relationships for the future.