Court Mediation Program
(702) 455-3898, email
The Neighborhood Justice Center (NJC) was created through legislation approved by the Nevada State Legislature in 1991 to provide citizens an alternative to the court process for conflict resolution. Since its inception, the NJC has assisted citizens in addressing over 20,000 cases, thereby reducing the pressure on the court system and offering disputants information and referral services as well as free mediation conducted by trained volunteers.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary conflict resolution process in which a neutral third party helps disputants reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. A unique feature of mediation which makes it different from litigation, arbitration or counseling, is that the mediator does not render any decision or recommend any action. The parties come to their own agreement. The role of the mediator includes reducing the obstacles to communication, maximizing the exploration of alternatives, and addressing the needs of those involved and affected.
NJC Community Mediation Program (Core Program)
The NJC helps residents of Clark County resolve conflicts at no cost through a comprehensive information and referral program and through mediation services. The NJC case management staff assists the disputing party in analyzing the dispute to select the best option. A Case Manager contacts the other party to the dispute and obtains their side of the story. The benefits of mediation are explained to both parties. Very often the Case Manager is able to settle the dispute informally, resulting in a conciliation. If a conciliation is not possible and all sides - and there may be several parties - to a dispute agree to mediation, the Case Manager schedules a mediation session at a time which accommodates the parties' schedules. Once a mediation time has been determined, mediators are assigned. The Case Manager follows the case through to closure.
Mediation services are offered by well-trained volunteers and staff. The NJC is experienced in handling many types of disputes including neighbor to neighbor, landlord/tenant, consumer/merchant, business, employment, money, property, and personal injury. The NJC also handles multi-party disputes and specializes in mediation such as Homeowners Mediation and Special Education Mediation. A Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) has recently been developed. In addition, the NJC provides conflict resolution training to lay and professional groups as well as monthly continuing education for mediators.
THE NJC DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR AN ATTORNEY
For additional information please call (702) 455-3898, come into our offices between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. located at 330 S. 3rd St., Suite 600, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, (702) 455-3898, email