Harford County Community Mediation Program

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Harford County Community Mediation Program
  • Country: USA
  • City: Bel Air
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Community Disputes

[edit] Description

Harford County Community Mediation Program does not mediate domestic violence, divorce or custody cases.

[edit] The Mediation Process

Mediation is an informal process conducted in a neutral setting with two skilled mediators. The purpose of mediation is to help parties to work out a lasting solution to their conflict. Mediation is voluntary and confidential. Parties should come to the process with an open mind, and be willing to create a win-win situation. Mediation allows for both parties to be heard. The mediation is a safe environment for people to address their conflicts.

The mediator is a volunteer who has been professionally trained to help the parties resolve their conflict. The mediator]]ill:

  • Listen as you explain the issue of concern
  • Ask questions to help you and the other parties clarify and understand issues.
  • Guide you through a process to develop solutions.
  • Assist you in drawing up an agreement which is satisfactory to both parties.

The mediator will not take sides, make judgments, assess blame, or tell you what to do. The mediator will not force you to make decisions. The mediator helps to facilitate the conversation between the parties. The parties will create the agreement.

The agreement is a summary of the resolutions you and the other person(s) have decided on to solve your dispute. The parties will receive a copy of the agreement at the end of the mediation process. The agreement may be a legally binding document. The parties can consult an Attorney.

To prepare for mediation The parties should think about possible solutions they could offer. Think about what it is you need and what you would be willing to do to achieve it. Conflict can be a learning experience, if parties allow for growth, through the process.

[edit] Contact

Dept. of Community Services, 319 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014 - USA

Tel: (410) 638-4807

Fax: (410) 803-0433

Email: sefisher@harfordcountymd.gov

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