The Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management (MGC)’s mission is to promote, and apply, a constructive approach to conflict management and to resolve disputes, including litigation.
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The Neighbor Project was founded in order to offer low-cost alternative dispute resolution and mediation services to our community in hopes of reducing conflict.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third person helps the parties reach a voluntary resolution of a dispute. Mediation is an informal, confidential, and flexible process in which the mediator helps the parties to understand the interests of everyone involved, and their practical and legal choices. It can help people resolve civil, family, juvenile and other matters in a less adversarial setting. Court mediation programs have been shown to save the parties time and money, improve satisfaction with the court’s services and reduce future disputes and offenses.
There are several types of Mediation: Neighbor Project, Veterans Mediation, Workplace Mediation, Small Claims Mediation, Landlord and Tenant Mediation, Elder Mediation, Civil Dispute Mediation, Divorce Mediation.
The center offers attorney mediators and community mediators who are trained through MGC’s Dispute Resolution Program Act (DRPA) compliant conflict resolution trainings.
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