Become a Member
Program Membership is open to private, not-for-profit (IRS 501(c)3) organizations primarily providing conflict resolution services responsive to clients’ ability to pay (e.g. free, low cost or sliding scale fees). Member center services are provided primarily to an identified local geographic area and only secondarily to broader areas of Virginia.
Program Members ascribe to the mission, vision and goals of the Association (see below) and strive to meet the following criteria:
Serve diverse populations, types of disputes and sources of referral at the earliest possible stage;
Provide services through qualified practitioners;
Provide direct access to the public through self-referral and reduce barriers to service, including physical, linguistic, cultural, programmatic and economic barriers;
Engage in public awareness campaigns and educational activities about the values and practices of conflict resolution and collaborative community relationships; and
Collaborate with local public and private agencies.
(Conflict resolution programs working under another 501(c)(3) organization are eligible to apply for VACCR membership only if the program was at one time a stand-alone 501(c)(3) agency primarily providing conflict resolution services. )
Affiliate Membership is open to any individual or organization which supports the mission, vision and goals of the Association. Affiliate Membership is intended primarily for individuals, non-501(c)(3) organizations and organizations which otherwise do not meet the qualifications for regular membership, but wish to be affiliated to further enhance their support of and collaboration with Resolution Virginia. In addition, 501(c)(3) community mediation programs may also apply for Affiliate Membership when the organization does not yet meet all of the qualification standards for Program Membership. A single designated representative of an Affiliate Member is eligible to serve on committees of the Association.
Vision: Virginians resolve conflict constructively.
Mission: Resolution Virginia supports positive dialogue and decision-making.
Goals: Resolution Virginia strives to support and promote the work of its member centers (through networking, fundraising and public education) and to serve as a moral compass on community conflict resolution driven by local needs.
Resolution Virginia directors must be a current Executive Director (or comparable position), Board Member or staff member of a Program Member in good standing with the Association and must be designated by the Program Member to serve on the Board of the Association. Unless notified otherwise by the President of the board of a Program Member, the Association will recognize the Program Member’s Executive Director as the authorized person to cast the Program Member’s vote in Board elections and all other matters in which the membership has a vote.
Copies of the organization's Articles of Incorporation, 501(c)3 letter, Bylaws and other documents and brochures that describe the organization, its mission, goals, purposes and programs are requested as part of the application process.
If you have questions regarding the application or Resolution Virginia, please call
888-VAPEACE ext. * or send an email message to
Thank you for your interest in joining Resolution Virginia.