Nebraska Mediation Center

Nebraska Mediation Center
435 North Park Avenue
P.O. Box 1062
Fremont, NE 68026-1062
Phone: 402.753.9415
Toll Free: 866.846.5576
Fax: 402.721.6790
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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 

 

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DivorceTypes of Mediation

Family Mediation
Community and Church Mediation
Juvenile
Juvenile Victim Offender
Small Claims
Special Education
Business/Workplace Mediation

Family Mediation

Family mediationFamilies can resolve problems while preserving relationships through mediation. The mediation process allows parties to work together to find solutions both can accept. As a result, people often come away from mediation with a strong sense of having been treated fairly.

Family mediation is effective and flexible because the result is crafted by the parties, mediated agreements are more likely to be kept than court-ordered judgments. Mediated agreements can cover as many issues as the parties want and may be tailored to any situation. Mediation can be used with other processes, like the courts. Mediation times and places are set at the convenience of those involved. The process is informal and relatively inexpensive.

Family mediation can include:

  • Co-parenting plans - divorce, separation, never married, modifications
  • Elder care
  • Family relationships
  • Guardianship
  • Parent/Child

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Community and Church Mediation

StreetBecause we are raised with different beliefs and values, conflict among community members and/or organizations occurs frequently. And when there is unmanaged conflict, constructive communication between parties has often broken down.

Mediation is an excellent problem-solving process for communities not only because it allows communication channels to be reopened but because of its philosophy of promoting cooperative rather than adversarial relationships.

Please call our case manager to see if mediation might be appropriate for your dispute.

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Juvenile

What is Juvenile Parole/Probation Mediation?

  • Referrals to mediation are typically made by the probation or parole officer, but can be made by anyone involved such as school personnel, counselors, and parents.
  • Mediation addresses the juvenile's accountability and provides opportunity for problem solving through face-to-face dialogue, with the assistance of neutral, third party mediators.
  • Mediation is an alternative process for youth, probation and parole officers, and others to use when conflict in the youth's life increases the risk of further law violation or incarceration.
Examples of Juvenile Mediation can include:

Juvenile - School

  • expectations of the school personnel, the youth and the parent(s);
  • communication guidelines; discussing unresolved issues, such as previous truancy, fighting, incomplete assignments.

Juvenile - Parent

  • curfew
  • what do we both have to do to help you stay in the home
  • communication
  • relationships
  • driving

Juvenile - Juvenile

  • fighting

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Juvenile Victim Offender

Victim/Offender Mediation (VOM) is a different way of perceiving and approaching crime and punishment. It is a process in which a victim of a criminal act and the juvenile offender can voluntarily meet with each other with the assistance of trained mediators. The purpose of this process is to provide a safe environment in which:

  • the victim and the offender can communicate directly about how the crime has affected them;
  • the victim can ask questions of the offender;
  • emotions can be expressed and acknowledged; and
  • restitution can be negotiated between the victim and the offender.

Often, family members and/or community members of both the victim and the offender are present during the VOM session. As a result, the process not only benefits victims and offenders, but can have a positive impact on families and communities.

Cases are usually referred by County Judges, County Attorneys, Diversion or office of Juvenile Services.

Safeguards

  • the offender has admitted responsibility for the action
  • the offender has agreed to participate before the victim is contacted by NMC
  • separate, private meetings are conducted with both the offender and the victim before a joint mediation session.

Types of offenses mediated:

  • vandalism
  • shoplifting
  • property damage
  • assault
  • theft

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Small Claims

AgreementWhy Mediate Your Small Claims Case? Mediation is convenient and simple. Small claims mediations generally need only one short meeting. Mediation times and places are set at the convenience of those involved. For claims already filed, there is no charge to either party. The mediation process allows parties to work together to find solutions both can accept. As a result, people often come away from mediation with a strong sense of having been treated fairly.

Because the result is crafted by both parties, mediated agreements are more likely to be kept than court-ordered judgments. Mediated agreements can cover as many issues as the parties want and may be tailored to any situation. These binding contracts may also be filed with the court.

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Special Education

The types of Special Education Issues that can be mediated include disagreements concerning the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or provision of the free appropriate public education of learners with disabilities; communication problems among interested parties strained relationships between family and the school district; and, assessment or trust issues. The Nebraska Department of Education has contracted with non-profit mediation centers to provide all services at no cost to parties

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Business/Workplace Mediation

Business meetingMisunderstandings and miscommunication can cause serious strains in business relationships. Mediation is a valuable tool to help businesses or employees who are involved in a dispute to find a solution to their problems. Our trained mediators will work to help find solutions that work for all concerned parties. Parties may invite their attorneys or other involved parties to the mediation session. However, attorneys are there to provide information to their client and not necessarily be an active participant in the mediation process itself.

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