Here’s How it Works
Parties who agree to participate in mediation will be scheduled to meet with a pair of trained mediators. Mediators serve as facilitators, and their role is to guide participants in exploring the nature of the conflict, and work towards a resolution which is acceptable to all participants. The parties will participate in drafting a binding written agreement.
Mediators are not judges or attorneys, and do not issue rulings or decisions. They are members of the community who have completed an extensive training course provided by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office of Conflict Resolution or equivalent.
- Free and confidential for participants
- No frustrating delays
- No costly legal fees
- Informal, non-threatening environment
- Community Oriented
How to Participate
Citizens interested in mediation can call the program office at (623)773-5058 to learn more about the process. Parties must be referred by the Peoria Police Department. Referrals from other city of Peoria Departments or other local agencies will be considered if they meet program parameters. The program is voluntary, so all involved parties must be willing to participate.