What is Mediation?
The Center’s Community Mediation approach follows the practice of Transformative Mediation (TM) as discussed by Noce, Bush, Folger (2002). This approach focuses on interpersonal communication, despite conflict’s potentially destructive impacts on interaction, that people through this process have the opportunity to change to reflect relative personal strength or self-confidence (the empowerment shift) and relative openness or responsiveness to the other (the recognition shift). Trained staff and volunteers assist with coordination of this formal voluntary process.
Types of Mediation Offered
Mediations can be scheduled weekdays during the day and early evening hours and on Saturdays by appointment. Mediations are held virtually or at our office at 5049 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 125, or at off-site locations agreeable to all parties. Services are available in English and Spanish.
**Due to the pandemic, the Center is only hosting Mediations with less than five people present. Zoom platform is used for all virtual mediations. Updates will occur as it becomes safer to come together in person.
- Conflict Consulting: short-term individualized support to help an individual with communication tools and skills. (Individual support for written or verbal communication, letters, emails, navigating conflict etc.)
- Interpersonal Mediation: conflict between two parties. Mediations conducted by staff and trained volunteers. (Adult/adult, parent/child, neighbor, landlord/tenant, coworkers).
- Multiparty or Group Mediation: Complex multi-party issues to address conflict between the various parties. Mediations conducted by staff and trained volunteers. (Business, government, families of three or more, neighborhood associations, co-housing, workgroups or teams).
- Eldercare Mediations: conducted by staff and trained volunteers. Conflict between family parties. (families caring for an aging loved one 65+)
- Animal noise complaints must go through Pima Animal Care Center before being referred to mediation. Call (520) 743-7550.
- Tucson Police Department misconduct complaints must go through Internal Affairs before being referred to mediation. Call (520) 791-4426.
- Follow Up: Coaching and supports along with feedback surveys to be completed.
How do I know if Mediation is right for me and my situation?
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Mediation Rates and Fees