Mediation is a voluntary process in which two or more parties meet with an impartial mediator to discuss issues, better understand conflict, explore options and settle on outcomes.

Mediation is a cost effective method of resolving conflict in a timely manner. It provides a safe setting with professional help in which decisions are made by the participants. Agreements arising from a collaborative approach are more satisfactory and have a better chance of lasting into the future.

The mediator will consult with all parties involved in any given situation and will determine the suitability of the case for mediation, help the parties explore their interests and concerns and to ensure each parties willingness to pursue resolution through the mediation process.

Mediation can be an appropriate approach to various situations including family disputes, church and community settings, workplace, separation and divorce, victim offender, as well as others.

In the mediation process, the Mediator will guide the process to ensure that each person gets to speak, each person is heard and that the conversation is respectful, constructive and productive. Through recognition of the other party's issues you experience the empowerment to express your own issues. In this way a transformation happens that one would not have thought possible. Agreements reached in a voluntary, cooperative process, where each person feels heard and their interests achieved, are more satisfactory and have a better chance of enduring over the long run.

"Turning problems into possibilities."