History and Funding

Our History

The vision to establish the Service commenced in the mid-1980’s following the successful development of the Community Justice Centres in NSW. CRS was formally incorporated on 8th August 1988. ACT Government funding was received in 1989, and shortly afterwards in 1990, Conflict Resolution Service was registered as a business and began working from Acton House in Acton.

In the 1990’s, Conflict Resolution Service was a major player in the national mediation scene, stimulating national approaches to community mediation and developing competency standards. This commitment to having a voice in mediator standards continues to the present day with Conflict Resolution Service’s ongoing involvement and presence on national committees for mediator accreditation.

In 2000, Conflict Resolution Service relocated to the CREEDA Canberra Business Centre where is stayed until 2006, when it moved to its current location in the Griffin Centre, Canberra City.

Funding

Conflict Resolution Service

Community Services Directorate, Community Service Program (CSP).

Funded to provide free/low cost and accessible community dispute resolution service involving:

  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal referrals
  • Magistrates Court referrals
  • SupportLink referrals

Neighbourhood Dispute Program

Community Services Directorate, Community Service Program (CSP).

This program aims to assist the community and ACT Government agencies in the prevention and resolution of neighbourhood disputes.  

Family Tree House Program

Community Services Directorate, Social Housing and Homelessness Program.

An early intervention service for young people up to the age of 20 who are at risk of homelessness due to family conflict.

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