Landlord Tenant Mediation

 

The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution’s 30-second video on landlord tenant mediation encourages the use of mediation to settle landlord tenant disputes.  In mediation landlords and tenants can take the time to understand each other’s situation and perspective.  Unlike in court, they can craft  workable payment plans if money is owed.  It is amazing how mediation can positively alter the relationship between a landlord and tenant. To get more information on using mediation, contact one of the centers listed on this site, go to vaccr.org or call 1-888-VAPEACE

Neighborhood Mediation

This 30 second video describes how mediation can be used to help settle neighborhood disputes. Mediators can help parties discuss what is important to them and help them to create solutions that will work. Does a relationship with a neighbor really get better after taking them to court? For information about neighborhood or other types of mediation, contact one of the centers listed, go to VACCR.org or call 1-888-VAPEACE.

Access to Justice Quicker with Mediation

The Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution (VACCR) recently collected information on the length of time it takes for cases to be heard and resolved by a judge compared with the length of time it takes for cases to be resolved using mediation. The data suggests that when mediation is used, Virginians obtain access to justice (a settlement of their issues) much quicker, sometimes three times faster.

The table below lists the time it takes for cases to be heard by a judge and for cases to be resolved through mediation in general district courts (GDC) and juvenile and domestic relations courts (J&DR) in the nine regions across Virginia served by VACCR member centers, most of whom hold contracts from the Supreme Court of Virginia to coordinate the provision of mediation services.

Click on this link to see the table: Case Settlement Condensed Table

While many courts in Virginia can connect petitioners with mediators who are paid by the Court to provide mediation free of charge, people in conflict who do not want to wait for a court referral can contact a mediation center or mediator directly and pay for their services. Center fees are responsive to client incomes so they should be affordable to all.

New Orders for “Keep Calm & Call a Mediator” Shirts

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Not get a chance to order a shirt?  Not to worry, we are taking names and contact information of people who want to be contacted as to when the next order will be placed.  Please send a message to info@vaccr.org if you want to be put on the “contact me” list.   There are unisex tee shirts, women’s tees, long-sleeved tee shirts and hoodies ranging in price from $15 to $35.  Five of those dollars will go toward the public education efforts of our consortium. But more importantly, the shirts will help to educate people directly about mediation. So please use your social networks to help us to spread the word about the shirts.
A $5 flat shipping fee will be added to your order no matter how many tee shirts, long-sleeved shirts or hoodies you buy.
It would be terrific to bump into someone wearing one of these all over the country. Any questions, please contact Christine at 1-888-VAPEACE extension * or info@vaccr.org  Thank you!

More “Peace” on Virginia Roads

Did you know that a “Peace” license plate is available for purchase for Virginia’s citizens interested in promoting peace and community peacebuilding?

By purchasing a Peace plate, $15 of your $25 fee will go to help support community peacebuilding efforts of VACCR member centers. We hope you will encourage others to order the plate and we thank you for being a part of this effort.

To Order: Visit the Virginia DMV Peace Plate site or your local DMV Customer Service Center.

Many thanks to Liz Frankl of the Frankl Creative Group for designing the Peace Plate.

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