Alternative Dispute Resolution

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 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 2010 through June 2011, the ADR program has served one thousand five hundred fifty seven (1,557) clients and has successfully resolved one thousand five hundred forty one (1,541) disputes which would otherwise have gone through the civil courts and contributed to the already congested court calendar.

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 

ADR - Urban Solutions Exchange Program

A need was identified by one of Community Action Partnership's Contractors, a need that many communities face; the ability and the skill to resolve disputes and conflicts within communities.  The Contractor is National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC).  Development of the Exchange program came about through funding from the American Recovery Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA).  The Exchange program helps communities resolve conflicts within their community and with a variety of organizations such as community, social, business, and religious organizations.

The Exchange program provides training and equips community members, especially key community leaders from under served communities, with mediations and conflict resolution skills, effective communication to prevent and manage conflict in their neighborhoods, personal lives, work place, in a non-coercive forum, providing safe, inexpensive alternatives to resolving issues, problems, disputes, and conflicts that might otherwise remain unresolved or escalate to behaviors which may result in disturbances and/or violence.  The idea being to develop safer neighborhoods in which to live in.  The program has been able to continue the valuable and worthwhile training after the ARRA funding has ended by the help of funding from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG).

The Exchange Program Provides:

  • A conflict management curriculum
  • Training workshops equipping individuals with the skills of conflict management
  • Community outreach presentations to community members and leaders from under served communities

From October 2010 through June 2011, the ADR Exchange program has conducted twenty seven (27) Conflict Management Training Workshops that have successfully trained three hundred ninety seven (397) individuals in the community with the skills to mediate, resolve conflicts, communicate effectively to prevent and manage conflict in their own neighborhoods, personal lives, and work place, in a non-coercive environment, creating and developing safe neighborhoods in which to live and thrive in.

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 

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