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Community Action Partnership - CAP

Alternative Dispute Resolution

For more information send us an email or phone 619-338-2799

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services, a program of the Community Action Partnership, provide an alternative to the courts for resolution of civil disputes. The ADR program also provides education and outreach regarding access to, and the availability of, alternative dispute resolution services.

Funded by civil court filing fees, the ADR program is designed to improve access to alternative dispute resolution services for all residents of the county by providing alternatives to formal court proceedings that are speedier, less expensive and non-adversarial.

Specific services offered by ADR include:

Mediation: The process in which one or more neutral persons facilitate the process of communication between disputants to assist them in reaching reconciliation, settlement, or other understanding.

Conciliation: The process of independent communications between disputants and a neutral person who facilitates the achievement of agreement.

Mitigation: The process of communication with one or both parties that teaches skills and provides impetus for the parties to work out a resolution on their own.

Arbitration: The voluntary adjudication process in which a neutral person conducts hearings, receives spoken or written evidence from the disputants and their witnesses, and executes a decision that may be binding or non-binding depending on the consent of the disputants.

From July 2007 to June 2008, the program has served 1,552 clients and successfully resolved 1,241 disputes which would otherwise have gone through the civil courts and contributed to the already congested court calendars.

For More Information, Contact:

National Conflict Resolution Center
625 Broadway, Suite 1221
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 238-2400 or (760) 494-4728
Fax: (619) 238-8041

In North County, contact:

North County Lifeline
200 Michigan Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: (760) 726-4900
Fax: (760) 726-6102

North County Lifeline
110 Copperwood Way, Suite Q
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 757-0118
Fax: (760) 757-0196