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Buffalo City Court Begins New Mediation Program

Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Vanasdale
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"Buffalo City Court's caseload will be reduced thanks to its new Community Dispute Resolution Program.

It allows for cases such as harassment, noise complaints, minor assaults and property damage to be resolved through mediation which will be led by the Child & Family Center for Resolution and Justice.

“This program will now offer important conflict coaching services, which will allow eligible defendants to work with a trained conflict coach one-on-one to explore other people's perspective about the conflict, learn important de-escalation skills, and also communication skills to minimize the chance of being involved in the criminal justice system again,” said Center for Resolution and Justice Director Julie Loesch."