Sacramento Mediation Center
The Sacramento Mediation Center (SMC) provides confidential and neutral conflict resolution assistance to individuals, families, businesses, organizations, neighborhoods, and government agencies. In doing so, SMC creates unique opportunities for participatory decisions, interest-based resolutions, and peacemaking.
In July of 2008, California Lawyers for the Arts, Sacramento, became the administrator of the Sacramento Mediation Center.
Two Party Mediation Services
Mission: To provide mediation and other dispute resolution services to assist the Sacramento community in resolving conflict in a non-adversarial manner.
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Multi-Party Mediation Services
Dispute Resolution and Problem Solving
Mission: Provide conflict resolution and interest based problem solving mediation and facilitation to residents, business and property owners, government agencies, and other groups who want to resolve issues.
SMC Multiple Party Services
The specific problems SMC Multiple Party Services address are disputes that generally involve some level of private or public nuisance activity, land use, a conflict in lifestyle standards, or other quality of life concerns. Usually, the problem persists despite interventions ranging from informal exchanges between parties to government citations and fines.
SMC's greatest strength is its ability to bring together diverse parties, facilitate a dialogue that results in increased respect and understanding, and then move people into active problem solving. As a result, SMC holds a positive and passionate vision for change through participatory processes.
Goals and Objectives
SMC Multiple Party Services goal is to promote harmony, goodwill, and mutual cooperation through:
The SMC Multiple Party Services process model is designed to actively involve key stakeholders. It is the stakeholders who will
Types of Cases
SMC Multiple Party Services cases involve a wide range of issues, which are frequently rooted in poor or threatening communication.
Examples of these cases include:
Types of clients include:
The Sacramento Mediation Center strives to provide cost effective services for the greater Sacramento area. These services are made possible from grants, donations, and volunteers. Please contact us regarding current fees for Multi-Party and business mediation services.
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