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What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary, informal process through which a trained impartial mediator assists in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution of their dispute. Mediation is non-adjudicative. It is up to the parties themselves to decide if they can agree to resolve the dispute and, if so, to determine the terms of the settlement as opposed to having a judge or arbitrator determine the outcome.

How does mediation work?

Mediation identifies the parties' interests, areas of agreement, and works within those areas to forge a settlement that is satisfactory to all involved. The process is voluntary and confidential

Nicole Werner, 
Program Director

Alexis Dinniman, 
Program Coordinator