A Neutral Forum for Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building
- MOPC Releases FY 2017 Community Center Grant Program Report and Evaluation
- At a recent State House briefing, the statewide network of community mediation centers celebrated $12M ROI and 6 years of legislative support
- Office of Public Collaboration, DOC Lead Pilot Project on Prisoner Re-entry Mediation
We are a research center and the state office for public collaboration serving government agencies and citizens of Massachusetts as a neutral forum for conflict resolution and consensus-building and an administrator of public mediation programs. Established by statute in 1990, the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration provides effective forums for collaborative planning, problem-solving, and public engagement on contentious public issues, and builds capacity within state, regional, and municipal government through evidence-based programming and expedited procurement of resources.
Brookfield Public Dialogue Series on Open Space and Recreation - Final Report
Over the winter of 2018, Brookfield residents engaged in a series of public dialogues to deliberate on the question: How should Brookfield use its natural and recreation areas to honor its character and ensure sustainability as a community? MOPC facilitated the dialogues, in partnership with Brookfield town officials, to capture public sentiment ahead of the town updating its 2010 Open Space & Recreation Plan.
Municipal Conflict Resolution Needs
MOPC released a final report on the Municipal Conflict Resolution Needs Assessment Study - learn more about the study and read the report here.
Parenting Disputes Research Published
MOPC Research Unit's research article on addressing parenting disputes through community mediation was published by Sage.