SHE DID IT!! On October 9 and 10, the Third Annual Run for Re-entry shed light on the challenges of re-entry for individuals being released and their family members, to raise money to increase access to re-entry mediation for all families.   Community Mediation Maryland's Executive Director, Lorig Charkoudian, ran from the prisons in Hagerstown to the Community Mediation program in Baltimore (a distance of 70 miles), over the course of the two days.  She was joined by mediators, supporters, and elected officials for portions of the run. Together, they all ran over 190 miles!!



The runners reached their goals... please HELP US REACH OUR $10,000 GOAL! Donate to Run for Re-Entry 2016 by clicking the button below! Find news stories about this event, under the picture.




Here are three awesome news stories about the Run for Re-Entry 2016! Please share them, and remind others to donate!


 The Herald MailFrederick News PostBaltimore Sun


At CMM's 2016 Gala: Community leader, Marvin McKenstry, and Baltimore Police Officer Zach Novak, describe their experience in the police community dialogue in West Baltimore. The dialogue, facilitated by Community Mediation, included residents, police officers, and police leadership. The group had several hard discussions about the history and reality of police community relations. Participants built trust and developed a process in which officers connect youth with community services instead of arresting them. This process is now being developed as a official pilot program in West Baltimore