Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Law School

Type of Organization: Academic

Home Country: United States


Within the University of Maryland School of Law, the Center for Dispute Resolution (C-DRUM) works collaboratively with public and private institutions as well as individuals and groups to: promote, enhance, and teach conflict resolution skills; research and develop conflict resolution systems; and change the way conflicts are resolved throughout the state and beyond.

In collaboration with Maryland’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) and the Maryland State Department of Education, C-DRUM administers a CRE grant program that offers one-year grants, together with training and resources, to Maryland Schools K-12. More information on the schools initiative is available at A full description of the Collaborative Grant Program including highlights of some of the school programs is available here.

Through a grant from the Crane Family Foundation, C-DRUM also works in Baltimore City supporting two different projects. C-DRUM supports the development of a Baltimore City restorative practices school, Baltimore Freedom Academy, working with peer mediation and the use of circle processes. C-DRUM also administers an early intervention attendance program, Baltimore Students: Mediations about Reducing Truancy (BSMART) modelled after the truancy mediation program developed by the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution.

Contact Information

Name: Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Law School (C-DRUM)
Type: Academic

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201-1786
United States

Voice Phone: 1-410-706-3143

Fax: 1-410-706-4270

Contact person: Barbara Grochal
Contact email: