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Help Families Mediate Important Parenting Decisions

Become a volunteer mediator for the First Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program. Mediation offers a chance for parents to discuss how they will take care of their children after they divorce or separate. The ultimate goal of mediation is to help parents reach an agreement about how to care for their children. As a volunteer, you can help parents make important decisions in a way that will best benefit their children and families.

The mission of Dispute Resolution Institute is to help people in conflict find common ground, resolve disputes, and reach agreement. We envision a world where mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are the first choice for people in conflict.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

One mediation generally last 3-5 hours, depending on the case, over one or two sessions.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation skills

Skills and resources required

Volunteers must complete a 40-hour Basic and Family Mediation Training

Location

Carbondale, IL

Help Families Mediate Important Parenting Decisions

Become a volunteer mediator for the First Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program. Mediation offers a chance for parents to discuss how they will take care of their children after they divorce or separate. The ultimate goal of mediation is to help parents reach an agreement about how to care for their children. As a volunteer, you can help parents make important decisions in a way that will best benefit their children and families.

The mission of Dispute Resolution Institute is to help people in conflict find common ground, resolve disputes, and reach agreement. We envision a world where mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are the first choice for people in conflict.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

One mediation generally last 3-5 hours, depending on the case, over one or two sessions.

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation skills

Skills and resources required

Volunteers must complete a 40-hour Basic and Family Mediation Training

Location

Carbondale, IL