Conflict is natural. We all experience it in our lives, whether from family members, coworkers, or individuals in our community. Often these disagreements are minor enough that they can be easily resolved. Occasionally, however, interpersonal conflicts grow beyond the point where an easy solution is possible.
These are the cases where mediation can be helpful. Certified conflict mediators are trained individuals with experience helping people sit together and work through their differences. These mediators are trained to help in many different circumstances, including divorce and custody, sexual harassment and diversity issues, conflict between neighbors, personal injury, and many others.
If a crime has occurred between two parties, judges can assign mediators to use restorative justice practices to help victims and offenders come to an agreement together without needing to go through the time and expense of the court system.
Conflict comes in many forms. FairField Center helps people work together to create agreements and move towards solving difficult issues.
If you are experiencing conflict with others in any area of your life, please contact Aaron Hagmaier, FairField’s Director of Mediation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 434-0059 ext. 1. Aaron can help you explore ways to work through any challenges you are facing.
If you are the victim or offender of a crime and would like more information about using restorative justice in your situation, please contact Sue Praill, FairField’s Director of Restorative Justice Initiatives, at email@example.com or (540) 434-0059.