Center for Conflict Resolution
1734 E. 63rd St., Suite 305
Kansas City MO 64110
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 461-8255
Mission Statement
To resolve, manage and prevent conflict in communities through training, facilitation, consultation and mediation. To help to create cultures of peace that permeate relationships, institutions and communities.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Annette Lantz-Simmons M.A.
Board Chair Rik Siro J.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Siro, Smith, Dickson Law
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Former Names
Community Mediation Center
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement To resolve, manage and prevent conflict in communities through training, facilitation, consultation and mediation. To help to create cultures of peace that permeate relationships, institutions and communities.
Background Statement

The Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Diane Kyser, began and directed a center in Davenport, Iowa for nine years. Upon moving to Eastern Jackson County 20 years ago, she begin a similar program in this area and created the Community Mediation Center. An Advisory Council soon became a Board of Directors that incorporated as a nonprofit agency in the spring of 2000. Area police departments and schools as well as courts began to refer people to CCR. At that time, the paid staff grew to two people.

Programs expanded to include child custody mediation for divorcing parents, and in 2004 funding was provided by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, enabling the expansion of Victim-Offender Dialogue for Clay and Jackson Counties. Juvenile offenders were given the opportunity to meet their victims, hear the effects of their actions, and to take personal responsibility for their behaviors.
In 2009, with the close of the Kansas City, Missouri Human Relations Mediation Department, due to budget cuts, calls to CCR increased 60%.  CCR's adult training curriculum and workshops for businesses has increased 50% over the last 3 years as people are seeing the necessity of learning skills for conflict resolution. Jackson County EITAS, Honeywell and UMB contracted with CCR for conflict resolution training for staff members.
Requests for our expertise in Restorative Justice and Restorative Discipline have drawn many schools and school districts to CCR. Our education compnent tripled in 2016-17 and continues to grow. With the addition of a new staff member in 2014, whose main focus is work with former offenders, our services for this population continues to expand to new facilities. This year, through a partnership with the Kansas Public Defender's office, CCR is conducting a conflict resolution and restorative justice program at Leavenworth Federal Prison. The program culminates with a re-entry circle for each of 14 participants before or soon after release. 
Last year CCR has grew to 5 full-time and 6 part-time staff members.  CCR continues to collaborate with many partners and has helped thousands of people a year solve conflict peacefully. CCR looks forward to continued growth as a nonprofit organization providing affordable Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice services and training to residents of the Kansas City area.
Impact Statement
  1. Assisted more than 6,000 people in 2016, many of whom reside in low income households, who would not have had access to assistance, to positively resolve disputes with support from the Greater Kansas City Health Care Foundation, Jackson County COMBAT and United Way.
  2. Conducted conflict resolution training for more than 80 incarcerated and recently released individuals through partnerships with Journey to New Life, Cherith Brook, the minimum security prison in KC and the release center.
  3. Began work with KCMO Neighborhoods and Housing to conduct Neighborhood Accountability Boards (NAB), for codes violations. 10 successful NABs have been accomplished to date and neighbors have created plans to solve violations without fines.
  4. Achieved full-board Strategic Planning event for 2018-2020.
  5. Continued working with Kansas City Public Schools, Hickman Mills Schools and Independence Schools to bring restorative discipline training to staff and students to find solutions to harm that focuses on relationships instead of punishment. 
  1. Conduct 2 week-long Trauma Awareness and Resilience trainings.
  2. Support conflict resolution services and training in 1 Independence, 1 Hickman Mills and an additional 3 Kansas City, Missouri area schools through funding partnerships with businesses, service clubs, faith communities and new grant sources.
  3. Secure donations to fund additional work with people in prison and those coming out of prison.
  4. Submit one significant Federal, State or County grant.
Needs Statement
  1. Expand resources to meet increased service demand - $40,000
  2. Expand children and youth training program - $60,000
  3. Support the health and well-being of existing staff members and increase capacity through a new staff position - 80,000
  4. Search for new office space that meets our need for more space and supports the mission and vision of CCR.
  • Rent -                           $36,000
  • Utilities -                      $  4,800
  • Insurance -                   $  2,500
Service Categories
Alliances & Advocacy
Youth Development Programs
Human Services NEC
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) has a well-trained, experienced staff that brings compassion and efficiency to their work to help those in need of support through difficult times of conflict. While the staff focuses on best practices and internal health, the Board of Directors concentrates on broader, long-term issues such as raising our community profile, fundraising and structuring fees to more fully cover our costs. Staff , board and volunteers understand that we are about the work of peace-and-justice and that, steadily,we work to address conflict and violence, one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time. With the emergence of the important that trauma plays in our conflict choices, CCR has pursued additional education through Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and now offers programs and processes informed by the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) model.

CCR is committed to long-term, lasting outcomes, and we have shown ourselves dedicated to pursuing our goal; bringing hope to clients for more peaceful lives and providing an avenue for donors to join in the necessary and worthwhile work of peace building.  One of the challenges that we address is building an organization that is sustainable into the future.  Through staff, volunteer and board development, new avenues for social media and community outreach and expert development input, CCR is finding secure footing for future growth and sustainability.
Description Conversations between disputing parties are conducted by trained, impartial facilitators. Participants are neighbors, consumers and merchants, family members, peers in school, employees and employers, victims and offenders, or members of organizations. Agreements are written, signed and followed to support satisfaction.
Program Budget $60,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Organizational Development & Training
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Adults,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success People use mediation services to resolve disputes. Participants are modeled a more helpful way to deal with conflict.
Long-Term Success People using the mediation process maintain agreements enabling them to live in more peaceful relationships with others.
Program Success Monitored By Outcomes for mediations are recorded in and compiled quarterly for a report to the Board of Directors. When possible follow-up phones calls are placed to participants to assure they are complying with their agreements.
Examples of Program Success
Parents of a 2 year old and a 4 year old were referred by KCMO Family Court when they filed for divorce. The parents were not able to speak to each other without arguing. After two hours of mediation, they were close to an agreement about the details of their parenting time. A second session was planned to work out more details and finalize the agreement. They were able to avoid a costly and emotional battle with their children in the middle of the caos.
Description CCR offers training opportunities for those interested in learning more about peaceful conflict resolution. Training includes: Interpersonal Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Restorative Justice, Discipline That Restores for Parents and Schools, Bullying Prevention, Circle Process Facilitation, Victim/Offender Dialogue and Strategies in Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Anger Management (Re-Think Conflict) and Peer Mediation, and Conflict Style Profile for Intimate Partners or for People at Work. Conflict Resoltuion for former offenders and people currently incarcerated is effective in helping people succeed when released. This is a vulnerable population that is strengthened by skills for Conflict Resolution.
Program Budget $60,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, Adults,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success 95% of participants rate CCR training at a 4 or 5 on a scale from 1-5, 5 being excellent. Participants state that they will use the skills in their lives. Participants self-report the use of the skills.
Long-Term Success People use conflict resolution skills to communicate positively in interpersonal disputes enabling them to live in more peaceful relationships with others. Throughout the course of CCR's in-depth training, participants are invited to make lasting changes in their ability to solve conflict.
Program Success Monitored By CCR uses a Likert Scale for participant self-evaluation. Qualitative comments show that our training helps participants grapple with concepts and ideas to make lasting changes.
Examples of Program Success
CCR has increased the number of Interpersonal Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills training to 3 per year. There is an increasing interest spreading throughout the state of Missouri for skilled mediators. Many people are finding that the skills learned are beneficial to their jobs. Here is what one person that we trained said, "Interpersonal Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training at CMC was a transforming experience for me. I thought I already understood "I" messages and had been using my own version of them. But underneath an ICR "I" message is a set of beliefs about connecting with the other person, that was new to me. There were several moments during the training when my brain opened up and my heart softened all at once. I am so grateful for all I learned from the traininers. It has changed the way I interact with others."
Description CCR facilitators trained in Restorative Practices work in conjunction with schools and other children and youth organizations to help students learn to take responsibility for the resolution of their own conflicts. School services include Mediation for student disputes, Peer Mediation Training, and training in Anger Management for at-risk students. Bullying prevention, Restorative Justice Circles, and "Second Step" conflict resolution classes round out the training CCR offers to grade, middle and high schools.
Program Budget $150,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success CCR has developed a 12 hour Restorative Discipline course for schools and school districts. CCR will train teachers and administrators and work with the student population to change the climate from advisarial to cooperative.
Long-Term Success When Restorative Discipline replaces a punitive model the school climate is more conducive to learning and supportive relationships. There is growing evidence that schools who adopt Restorative Practices are more successful than those that utilize a punishment model. Children and youth learn to take responsibility for themselves and to solve conflict in ways that are lasting. Potentially violent conflict is resolved using words and a plan to move forward peacefully.
Program Success Monitored By Student, teacher and adminstrators report that restorative practices work to solve conflict. 90% of conflict that are solved through restorative practices do not re-present for the same situation.
Examples of Program Success
In 2016 CCR worked with over 2000 students in schools in Kansas City, MO, Independence, Lee's Summit, Hickman Mills, Odessa and Kansas City, KS.
A CCR trainer reported:
"I was reading the book, “The Meanest Thing To Say,” a story about a boy who learns from his dad how to say, “So?” if someone tries to intimidate him with insults. The boy tried it the next day at school. He keeps saying “So?” to another classmate every time he insults him and eventually, the mean boy runs out of steam and quits. While I was reading, 2 boys, Sean and Marquan, were off to the side arguing quietly about something. I asked them if they could have their conversation later, after I had finished the lesson. They said they would. So, near the end of the lesson, they asked if they could show the rest of the class how they were acting out the story. (Then I realized this was their “argument.”) I said they could. So they stood up and Sean started saying one insulting thing after another to Marquan. Each time, Marquan looked calmly at Sean and said, “So?” Eventually, Sean just ran out of insults and the room got very quiet. Then they both shrugged their shoulders and sat back down. I couldn’t have planned a more effective way to end our lessons about conflict."


Diverse work environments are more creative and productive, saving businesses and organizations time and money, decreasing turnover and increasing profits. Managing that diversity can be a challenge.
When companies are seeking to address divisive workplace issues, CCR assists them in discovering conflict styles, exploring options and making plans to move ahead profitably and cooperatively.
Program Budget $30,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Employees complete training and use positive conflict resolution skills.
Long-Term Success Companies become more productive as employees are able to work with each other, with customers, and with workers from other companies in addressing difficult issues and in managing potentially destructive conflicts in a positive manner
Program Success Monitored By Written evaluations following training or coaching experiences show that participants learn new skills for communicating with co-workers in a conflict situation. A conflict style profile helps employers and employees see differences in conflict communication styles and helps them manage their own style and recognize style characteristics in others.
Examples of Program Success

Two long-time employees of a Kansas City, Missouri city department were not getting along and it was affecting everyone else in their work area. Their supervisor called the mediation center for help. Throughout the two- hour conversation, several misunderstandings were cleared up and new information was shared about work priorities and work styles. The session ended in written agreements as to how the employees would treat each other, how they would speak to each other and how they would share information with each other. A two month follow-up call revealed that things were going well for both of them, and the supervisor agreed.

Description Neighborhood Accountability Boards and Victim-Offender Dialogue assist core participants in finding outcomes to harm that meet the needs created by harm and restore, to the extent possible, the relationships effected by harm. Restorative Practices are being used by courts, schools, prisons and neighborhoods to find alternatives to the criminal justice system in dealing with wrongdoing. RJ invites offenders to take responsibility for what they did, make restitution and make positive choices moving forward, and help the victim and the community meet the needs of everyone effected by harm.
Program Budget $30,000.00
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Population Served Victims, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Approximately 60% of Neighborhood Accountability Board participants that go through the Restorative Justice process complete their restitution and do not re-offend. Recorded comments from victims and offenders attest to the restorative value of the process as they are able to talk and listen to stories and make plans for the future.
Long-Term Success The U.S. has 25% of the world's population and 70% of the world's incarcerated citizens. Restorative Justice will eventually take some of the burden and expense from the courts while helping offenders, often first time offenders, to choose a different path for their lives, keeping them out of prison and contributing to society in positive ways.
Program Success Monitored By CCR utilizes a database to record and track mediations and restorative justice processes. CCR also asks participants to complete a survey measuring satisfaction with the process and with the outcome. 80% of participants score a 4 or a 5 on a Likert scale with 5 being outstanding.
Examples of Program Success Facing a shoplifting charge, a 17-year-old girl arrived for an Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB) meeting with her mentor. During the meeting, CCR facilitators saw that she was receiving mentor support.  She took responsibility for her actions, was open to whatever action plan the board developed and was, at that time, in a good place for initiating life changes. Her mentor told the CCR facilitators that the NAB meeting was a turning point in her life. To tell her story, she wrote a song inspired by her NAB experience that she now performs at area churches. Her story could have ended in her having a record and being labeled as an ex-offender but because of the NAB, her life took a positive turn.
CEO Comments

One of the on-going challenges for the Center for Conflict Resolution is finding new ways to reach and serve more people in need of conflict resolution processes and training. In 2014 we had the opportunity to make contact with Kansas City, Missouri Police Chief, Darryl Forte. Since making that contact we have trained 7 police officers and received more referrals from officers who come in contact with neighborhood conflict situations daily. Chief Forte attended our 2 day Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Training and then agreed to be our keynote speaker at our annual luncheon.

Another challenge is growing the organization financially to a point where employees are compensated at fair market rates, and volunteers are compensated for expenses incurred while working as mediators for CCR. We are dedicated to creating a work environment that supports people, not only emotionally and intellectually, but also monetarily, for the difficult work they engage in. CCR is committed to ongoing staff and volunteer trainings which contribute to professional development to insure support and enrichment.

 CCR continually seeks to enact quantitative process and outcomes research to support transformative mediation, coaching and training that are proven effective through experience and storytelling from clients. Attitudinal changes in people receiving help from conflict resolution facilitation are difficult to measure. Collaboration with John Hamilton Ph.D., a professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Park University, has been helpful in this area. Dr. Hamilton brings years of expertise in community policing and a deep belief in the principles of restorative justice. CCR also has plans to partner with Dr. Andrew Fox at UMKC for program evaluation involving children and youth programs.
With the addition of a Hispanic board member and two additional African American board members, CCR continues to become more balanced internally and to reach more populations in need of assistance.  As new doors open, CCR creates trainings that are pertinent, such as the addition of a Trauma Awareness and Resilience component that was added this year.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Annette Lantz-Simmons M.A.
Term Start Jan 2008
Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Experience Annette has 20 years of experience in for-profit businesses and brings a life long passion for peace and justice to the non-profit world. She acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fresno Pacific University and a Master's Degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has an Advanced Mediation Certification from Lombard Mennonite Peace Center and Core and Domestic Mediation Certificates from Johnson County Community College. Annette is an experienced manager as well as a conflict transformation practitioner, who continues to mediate and train in the field. As CCR grows, Annette has steadily encouraged staff and volunteers to pursue educational and professional goals to expand and improve services, and manages the organization with fore-thought and ease.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Ms. Diane Kyser M.A.Jan 1999 - Sept 2012
Senior Staff
Title Mediation Manager
Title Office and Training Manager
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 31
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 7
Male 3
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
  • Kansas City NoViolence Alliance (NoVA)
  • Kansas City, Missouri Prosecutor's Office
  •  MOU with Kansas City, Missouri School District
  • Contract with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Animal Control
  • Work in Center School District.
  • Cities of Independence, Lee's Summit and Kansas City, MO - Community mediations for neighbors referred by police offices, city officials, and municipal court
  • Park University - Program Evaluation.
  • Clay County Juvenile Court - victim-offender dialogue for juvenile offenders and their victims, family group conferencing.
  • Clay County - Landlord/Tenant Mediations.
  • United Methodist Church-Beyond the Fences circles for offenders and ex-offenders.
  • Community 360, youth development
  • Urban Rangers
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Missouri Division of Youth Services
  • Kansas Public Defender/Leavenworth Federal Prison
Kathleen Bird AwardAssociation of Missouri Mediators2010
2010 President's AwardHeartland Mediator's Association2010
Martin Luther King AwardIndependence Human Relations Commission2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The Center for Conflict Resolution is a busy place. At times, staff and volunteers are engaged on multiple phone lines with clients, both mediation rooms are occupied and other office and data tracking activities are under way. As the numbers served steadily increases, the time it takes to coordinate and manage each case increases. CCR’s Mediation Coordinator, Debbie Bayless,works full time and sometimes more, to keep up with the demand. Case management is time consuming but necessary. When possible, another half-time position will be filled to assist with this aspect of the operation.

Since inception, under Diane Kyser’s guidance and care, CCR has been much more than strictly a mediation center. CCR is known for expertise in many areas and has always been able to answer calls for all types of conflict resolution assistance. Restorative Justice is an important foundation for every process we engage in, thus victim – offender dialogue, restorative practices parenting, cooperative classroom management, collaborative problem solving with families and neighbors and transformative training experiences contribute to the center’s overall personality. At times, it is challenging to manage so many different avenues, but each is important to the mission we are passionate about.
CCR has been somewhat limited in scope and reach by funding issues, but creative exploration and calls for support to new and standing individual donors never fails to produce needed resources. We continue to improve our fundraising efforts and have added a part-time development manager. We are expectant and excited to move into the future.
Other CCR affiliates include:
  • National Association of Community Mediation since 2001
  • Association of Missouri Mediators since 2001
  • Heartland Medator's Association since 2001
  • Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition since 2006
  • Kansas City Restorative Justice Coalition since 2011 
Board Chair
Board Chair Rik Siro J.D.
Company Affiliation Siro, Smith, Dickson Law
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2018
Board Members
Ms. Linda Collins Retired, Kansas City, Missouri School District
Mr. Bill Cordaro Stewardship Partners and Resources
Mr. Darryl Fields Mid America Regional Council
Mr. Michael Heath Trust and Estate Search, LLC
Mr. Dan Jeffers J.D.Newhouse, Byers & Swaney P.C.
Ms. Joanne Katz Criminal Justice Professor, Missouri Western University
Ms. Shannon King The Coterie Theatre
Ms. Claresta J. Lewis Mediated Solutions
Sr. Rose McLarney
Mr Rik Siro J.D.Siro Law P.C.
Mr. Wim van Klinken Community of Christ
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board Members
Diane Kyser CCR Executive Director Emeritus
Cynthia Steinburg Sounding House Market Research
Steve Youngblood Park University
CEO Comments

The CCR Board of Directors is a stable, well functioning group of individuals from all walks of life. We are actively interviewing additional board members, specifically seeking people from diverse communities, who are professionally knowledgeable about organizational and financial growth and development.

In 2011 the Board made a transition from operating as a governing board to a working board and the result is a more fully engaged and effective unit. The small size allows each member to use their skills and gifts to further the mission of CCR. As CCR grows, and becomes less reliant on grants, there are many opportunities for board members to be a true part of the solution to conflict and violence.
In light of Founder and Executive Director Diane Kyser’s retirement in 2012, CCR put a transition plan into place that involved a deliberate and gradual transfer of directorial duties to Annette Lantz-Simmons. This foresight demonstrated excellent leadership by Kyser and the Board of Directors, who supported and encouraged the plan. Lantz-Simmons brings the business background necessary to lead CCR forward as a financially stable organization, capable of carrying out the mission to help others realize peaceful outcomes in conflict and potentially violent situations. A physical move from Independence to Kansas City, Missouri in 2014 has increased visibility and provided centrally located office space that will facilitate expansion. Staff members, Board members and volunteers have the sense that CCR is on the leading edge for change in our city. Community leaders are seeking solutions to violence and CCR brings expertise and knowledge that fills that need.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $415,300
Projected Expenses $415,300
Endowment Value $50,000
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$69,562$69,155$0
Individual Contributions----$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,211$1,621$4,373
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$18,173$4,346
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$264,046$199,148$170,472
Administration Expense$33,681$26,747$17,129
Fundraising Expense$19,086$12,182$21,158
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.040.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$106,649$94,917$88,761
Current Assets$90,147$77,601$72,404
Long-Term Liabilities$16,595$5,964$0
Current Liabilities$748$342$9,093
Total Net Assets$89,306$88,611$79,668
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities120.52226.907.96
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%6%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --United Way $63,000United Way of Greater Kansas City $63,418
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Health Care Foundation $47,000Greater Kansas City Healthcare Foundation $24,416
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Jackson County COMBAT $30,000Community Capital Fund $18,840
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
Historically CCR has been funded heavily by grants. We are aware of a growing trend for non-profits to create sustainability outside of the grant arena and are acting accordingly. While grants continue to be important for specific programs, CCR is developing other income streams to insure that we are in business for years to come. 
CCR received a grant from the Community Capital Fund and Jackson County COMBAT for training with youth and ex-offenders in 2013. A second Health Care Foundation grant for mediation services helps sustain that program. 
Another sustainability tool is to intentionally inform each client of our sliding fee scale for service. This invites those who have the ability to pay for service to do so, while supporting service for those who are unable to pay. Income from fee for service doubled from 2010 to 2012 and continues to increase because of this policy. As the expectation for payment for service is set, clients value the service they receive and invest themselves more fully in achieving positive outcomes for themselves and others.
CCR is undertaking an effort to create a consistent and effective image in the community that includes ongoing program evaluation. The Health Care Foundation is partially funding this work to help CCR achieve our goals to grow the organization to increase our capacity to serve more community members with professional conflict resolution service and training. 
This year CCR has been asked to train employees at several large corporations and government organizations. Progressive organizations are entering a new phase, one in which people are considered an asset.  By nurturing and developing people, retention is increased and the cost of turnover is reduced. Conflict resolution training and assistance is an important and necessary aspect of valuing employees and inviting creativity. CMC is poised and excited to bring this dimension into the workplace.
Organization Name Center for Conflict Resolution
Address 1734 E. 63rd St., Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64110
Primary Phone (816) 461-8255
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Annette Lantz-Simmons M.A.
Board Chair Rik Siro J.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Siro, Smith, Dickson Law
Year of Incorporation 2001
Former Names
Community Mediation Center