Our Family

Mediation

(520) 323-1708 x 504
mediation@ourfamilyservices.org

Mediation is a safe, neutral and voluntary process to resolve a variety of neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court. (We do not provide legal advice.) Frequently asked questions about mediation.

Mediations can be scheduled weekdays during the day and early evening hours and on Saturdays by appointment. Mediations are held at our office at 3830 E. Bellevue St. (near Speedway and Alvernon) or at off-site locations agreeable to all parties. Services are available in English and Spanish.

 

Interpersonal Mediation (conflict between two parties in the Tucson area)

We are committed to offering mediations for interpersonal disputes at no charge to the greater Tucson community. Mediations are conducted by staff and trained volunteers. We support these efforts through community funding and through private foundations and personal donations. To ensure this service remains available to everyone, we encourage participants to make a tax-deductible donation to the program. We accept donations at our offices, by mail, or through the Donate Now button at left.

Interpersonal mediations may include:

  • Parent/child
  • Neighbors
  • Business partners
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Co-workers
  • Animal noise complaints must go through Pima Animal Care Center before being referred to mediation.
    Call 743-7550.
  • Tucson Police Department misconduct complaints must go through Internal Affairs before being referred to mediation. Call 791-4426.

 

Multiparty or Group Mediation

Because of the often extensive scope and significant staff time needed to address complex multiparty issues, these services are offered for a fee of $250 (which includes intake, information-gathering, scheduling, and conducting a 3-hour mediation session.) Follow-up sessions or phone coaching are available for an additional $75 per hour. Multiparty mediations can be conducted at your choice of location in Tucson with video conferencing for out-of-town participants.

Multiparty or group mediations may include:

  • Neighborhood associations
  • Co-housing groups
  • A workgroup or team
  • Eldercare Mediation: Disagreements can stand in the way of good decisions about the care and well-being of an older person. Early mediation of conflicts between family, caregivers, health care providers and housing facilities can prevent hurt feelings, reduce stress, and help everyone work as a team. Click for more information.

 

Free Community Forums hosted by Our Family’s Center for Community Dialogue

 

As part of the call for a national conversation on mental health, Tucson will be one of six sites hosting a community dialogue on Healthy Communities: Focus on Mental Health on September 25. The dialogue is open and free to the public and will be held at Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, 1255 North Stone Ave, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. To register go to: http://www.projectcivildiscourse.org/events-main/healthy-communities

 

With a focus on Higher Education, the upcoming October 2 community forum will address the question: Are our nation’s community colleges and universities doing enough to prepare students for the future? Join us at the Community Campus of Pima Community College at 401 N Bonita Ave from noon-2:00 pm. The event is open to the public. If you would like lunch there is a $25 fee, otherwise the event is free. To register go to: www.aztownhall.org/Events_calendar

 


   

Mediation receives funding from Pima County, Pima Animal Control Care Center, the Town of Oro Valley, and private donations, including support from the Long Realty Cares Foundation and an anonymous benefactor.

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