Resolving Disputes Together
Did You Know?
When communication breaks down between disputing individuals or groups, the situation can escalate, often leading to expensive legal action or even violence. Center for Human Development offers an alternative path for struggling parties.
How does CHD help Resolve Disputes Together?
A team of approximately 100 volunteer mediators and case developers expertly trained in the community mediation model of dispute resolution, have helped resolve situations ranging from small neighborhood disagreements to acrimonious tenant-landlord disputes.
Program staff and volunteers also provide conflict resolution training, conflict management, large group facilitation, and consulting for organizations and businesses.
Information and Resources
The experienced mediators are part of the following services:
Community and Family Reunification Program (CFRP)
Guardianship Mediation Program
CRP is the only community mediation center in Contra Costa County that provides at a fraction of the cost of legal services, trained mediators to resolve persistent community conflicts like these:
The CHD Difference
“In probate guardianships typically one or both parents become terribly hostile to the petitioners…most commonly grandparents of the minor. Into these emotional minefields march the professional mediators who volunteer their time and services through CHD’s Guardianship Mediation Program. It is amazing how often these mediators are able to help the parties set aside their hostilities…and reach a settlement that will be in the best interest of the minors.”
Contra Costa Probate Commissioner.”
“They gave us a chance to see why we didn’t understand each other’s differences.”
Dispute Resolution Programs Act under which the services are funded. Find out how you can support and contribute to CHD services.
For queries regarding the CHD services mentioned above, please reach out to:
Steven Cross, CRP Case Coordinator