Community Mediation Services

Community Mediation

Conflict is a part of every relationship and community. It is also an opportunity to understand each other better. Mediation resolves conflict non-violently, using dialogue to foster mutual respect and understanding.

“Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party facilitates communication and negotiation, and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute.”

– Model Standards of Conduct of Mediators (American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Association for Conflict Resolution)

  • APADRC mediators and linguistically and culturally competent. We offer mediations in a variety of languages.
  • You have more control over the process, as clients generate their own solutions.
  • It is faster and less time consuming. We schedule mediations that fit your availability.
  • Mediations are private and confidential.
  • Telephone conciliation is available if face-to-face mediation is unwanted or impractical.
  • Mediation empowers you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage future conflicts.

The APADRC mediates many different kinds of mediations, including (but not limited to):

  • Family Disputes (couples and marital issues, parent/child conflicts)
  • Divorce mediation (to reach settlement and child custody agreements)
  • Housing (landlord/tenant, neighbor/neighbor)
  • Workplace (wage issues, employer/employee, co-worker disputes)
  • Business (consumer/merchant, debt collection)
  • Seniors (family issues, caretaker/patient)
  • Organizational (within/between organizations)

To see if your case is appropriate for mediation, call the APADRC at (213) 250-8190 or contact us.

There is a $25 initiation fee. However, the APADRC will never turn a client away for lack of funds, and this fee may be waived.

Call the APADRC at (213) 250-8190 or start a case online.


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