In addition to organizing their premier Civic Engagement event the Harrisonburg International Festival, the FairField Center provided a full menu of valuable mediation, restorative justice, and training services to individuals, businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies throughout the region this past year. By training mediators, helping resolve conflicts through mediation, conducting restorative community conferencing, working with local university interns, and teaching better workplace communications and problem-solving, the team contributes far-reaching and cost-saving services that create positive ripples throughout the entire community. The Conflict Resolution branch of the organization handled a remarkable number of cases in the previous year, with a significant 88% agreement rate on closed cases!
- Mediation FY’18-’19
- 619 cases opened
- 544 cases closed with agreement (88%)
- Referral Source
- 72% – J&DR court for family / parenting arrangements
- 13% – General District Court for small claims / community matters
Won’t you help keep FairField Center’s offerings available and affordable for those that need them by making a year-end tax-deductible donation?