Mediation Services in Yamhill, Marion, Linn and Benton Counties

Mediation is a method of settling disputes with the assistance of a third party who helps the two sides talk about the problem, and work together to reach a solution acceptable to both.

The Process

Your Community Mediators of Yamhill County

and

Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc.

have consolidated to bring continued mediation and facilitation services to Yamhill County. This joint effort was conceived out of friendship and collaboration.

Mediation is a method of settling disputes with the assistance of a third party who helps the two sides talk about the problem, and work together to reach a solution acceptable to both.

The Process

Consider the Benefits of Mediation Before Litigating

  • Mediation prevents disputes from escalating. ┬áIt cultivates problem-solving skills and positive relationships within families, neighborhoods, businesses and communities.
  • The cost is significantly less than repeated involvement by law enforcement and the courts.
  • The likelihood that mediated agreements will be fulfilled is much higher than if a resolution is imposed by an outside party or judgement.
  • The National Crime Prevention Council, together with community and county law enforcement personnel, believe that mediation is a key crime prevention tool.

Mediation is…

NOT a court hearing, counseling or therapy.
NOT about compromising your values.
NOT a process to determine your guilt or innocence.
MUTUALLY finding solutions to issues of conflict.