Native American Heritage Month

“To celebrate the countless contributions of Native peoples past and present, honor the influence they have had on the advancement of our Nation, and recommit ourselves to upholding trust and treaty responsibilities.”

– President Joe Biden

Operation Eviction Intervention
AACRC is here to assist Anne Arundel County residents prevent eviction.

AACRC COVID-19 notice

In consideration of any possible closure of County services in response to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, AACRC will follow Anne Arundel County’s Emergency Policies. We will conduct mediations only if the health of clients and staff are not at risk. This may include holding mediations via Zoom. 

We are taking every possible precaution to make sure our staff and volunteers are healthy and do not pose a risk to the residents we serve or to one another. With that in mind, everyone has been asked to monitor their health, to stay home if they are not feeling well, wash their hands frequently, and abide by all standards outlined by the CDC. 

Our staff confirms all mediation sessions at least 24 to 48 hours early; therefore, if mediation is scheduled, before attending, our staff will follow up with the confirmed participants and remind them that if they feel sick or display symptoms of the flu to exercise caution and consider rescheduling their sessions. 

Thank you for your understanding and support.

our mission

Providing mediation and other services in Anne Arundel County which encourage peaceful communication and conflict resolution.

our vision

Peace in the Community

We accomplish this by providing mediation, facilitation, and education for the peaceful resolution of conflicts to all who ask. We serve the residents of Anne Arundel County and the men and women incarcerated at the correctional facilities in Jessup, MD.

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Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center Endowment Fund

We invite you to support AACRC’s legacy by giving to the endowment.

About Us

The Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center (AACRC) began in 1993 when a group of local people met to talk about peaceful approaches to conflict and how to create a community-based program. Read about our history, mission, and board of directors.

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Donate

The AACRC is able to continue offering free, accessible services to the people of Anne Arundel County thanks to the generous grants of funders, and, more importantly, the generosity and dedication of people like you — people who believe that positive, satisfying agreements can arise from conflict.

Volunteer

The AACRC is a volunteer-driven organization. The volunteer program exists to provide leadership and direction within the Center, to deliver mediation and conflict resolution services, and to reach the community by raising awareness of AACRC services.

National
Native American Heritage
Month

In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. 

Some 19 years earlier, November had been designated by President George W. Bush as National American Indian Heritage Month. Although their language was slightly different, the purpose was the same: 

“To celebrate the countless contributions of Native peoples past and present, honor the influence they have had on the advancement of our Nation, and recommit ourselves to upholding trust and treaty responsibilities,” President Joe Biden said in a White House proclamation issued last month.

At AACRC, we believe it is important to also recognize the Native American spirit of perseverance and determination. History is filled with examples of Native American heroes who courageously persevered through many difficult challenges and made countless contributions to improve our nation.

These people were not discouraged by conflict, nor should we be. Instead, we can be inspired by their example and live in such a way that honors their incredible strength and fortitude, not only in November, but throughout the entire year.