team members
Members of the MVMP team in front of the Court House
Sara Barnes, Nancy Grundman, Hallie D'Angello, Christina Simmons (and junior mediator Avery), Martina Thornton, Louis Pashman, Roland Miller, Pete Meleney, and Bill Jacob


is to encourage and assist all residents of Dukes County—fulltime, part-time, and seasonal—to resolve conflicts through mediation and other constructive dispute resolution tools. We do this by providing education, outreach, and the following mediation services:

We're committed to making our services affordable for all Vineyarders. MVMP has a sliding fee scale, based on income. We also have a Family Fund sponsored by individual and corporate donors to offset costs of mediation to families in need of our services. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

OUR SECONDARY MISSION is to relieve congestion in the court system.

64% of the year-to-date community cases have participated in mediation and successfully resolved their conflict – developing their own agreement with the help of a Massachusetts qualified mediator.

The Principles of Mediation: Confidentiality, Voluntariness, Self-Determination, Neutrality

We Can Work It Out
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