Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program
  • Country: USA
  • City: Bellevue
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Community, Family, Workplaces (…) Disputes

[edit] Description

“The Bellevue Mediation team can help you resolve disputes over a broad range of issues, including: property boundaries, messy yards, noise, landlord-tenant issues, parking, merchant-consumer issues, parent-teen issues, elder care, work groups, construction and homeowners associations”.

[edit] Activities

“When you call, you will get a chance to explain your concerns. Our conciliators listen carefully to your story and give you time to explain the problem. You will receive helpful feedback and coaching on how to work with the other party. You'll also have an opportunity to start the mediation process”.

Services of Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program are free, voluntary and confidential for the Bellevue community.

The Bellevue Mediation team provides multiple services, including mediation, group facilitation and conflict resolution class.

  • Conflict Coaching: over-the-phone coaching on how to work with the other party
  • Mediation: a confidential, voluntary process for resolving disputes, guided by a neutral third party
  • Group facilitation: a structured and guided path through complex multi-party disputes
  • Conflict resolution classes: training to improve your negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

[edit] Neighborhood Conflict

“Bellevue offers both mediation and code enforcement for dealing with neighborhood conflict. Choosing the right approach involves careful consideration. Does the Bellevue City Code prohibit the thing causing you a problem? The code does not address the causes of many disputes between neighbors – such as property lines, landscaping, views or most daytime noise. Mediation is an excellent option for these issues. Contact a code compliance officer to learn about your particular situation.

Even if the code applies, you may still want to try to resolve the problem through mediation before requesting enforcement. A code enforcement request can be anonymous, but your neighbor may suspect you and view it as a hostile act. Sometimes the code applies, but the remedy required by the code enforcement doesn’t even address your concern – for example, a junky vehicle can be parked on your street so long as it operates. Mediation gives you an opportunity to make sure your concerns are addressed while also maintaining good neighborly relations.

"The Update," the Neighborhood Mediation program's monthly newsletter, offers helpful tips on a variety of neighborhood issues.”

[edit] Parent-Teen Mediation

“We all know that adolescence is a tough transition. But how can parents and teens best handle it? Who can help them negotiate all the issues about school, rules, chores, car use, dating, siblings, money, etc.? The Bellevue Parent Teen Mediation Program can help. Mediation lets parents and teens talk about what is most important to them. The mediators are there to help make sure things go smoothly.”

[edit] Contact

P O Box 90012, Bellevue, WA 98009-9012 - USA

Phone : (425) 452-4091

Fax: (425) 452-5247

Email: ccohen@bellevuewa.gov

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