Corboy & Demetrio is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of The Center for Conflict Resolution’s 16th Annual Gala, celebrating CCR’s continued service to more than 5000 clients each year. The Gala, “Cirque du CCR: Performing the Art of Mediation,” will be held on March 30, 2017 in Chicago.
Since forming in 1979, CCR has accomplished the mission of working with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict by offering pro bono mediation services and conflict management training to Chicago area institutions, organizations and businesses.
CCR was started in 1979, when the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association supported the creation of a not-for-profit corporation to aid the Chicago community in effectively handling disputes.
Originally known as the Neighborhood Justice of Chicago, the Center for Conflict Resolution opened in a storefront in Chicago's Uptown Neighborhood to help people resolve their conflicts through mediation. CCR began accepting a significant number of case referrals from the Circuit Court of Cook County in the early 1980s. To reach the community more effectively and to enhance their new services, CCR moved its offices to Chicago's downtown loop.
CCR continued its reach through programs developed in the Circuit Court of Cook County and in city and state institutions that continue today. From juvenile offenders and victims, landlord-tenant conflicts and small claims matters to employment discrimination and Chancery Court cases, CCR provides a successful option for the court and to the residents of the Chicagoland community.
CCR is now governed by a 22-member Board of Directors and relies on a full-time staff of 11 and approximately 120 active volunteer mediators who mediate 95% of CCR's cases. In the past five years alone, CCR mediated over 10,000 cases.