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Bucks County Mediation Services
102 West Maple Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

215-750-7220
Fax: 215-750-9237
Email: ksweeney@thepeacecenter.org
Website: www.thepeacecenter.org

Alternative to legal system for resolving conflicts and disputes between neighbors, individuals, families, children (over 6 years old) and youth, or groups; trained, experienced mediators work as neutral third parties to guide people in confidential process to reach a mutually agreeable resolution; Central and Lower Bucks County.
10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday; leave message for D. Conrad after hours.
$50 donation per party; sliding scale fee available
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Family Group Conferencing
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
2370 York Road Suite B-1
Jamison, PA 18929

215-343-6543
Fax: 215-340-9968

Diversion option in selected cases of juvenile crime utilizing the Real Justice training model; juvenile offender takes responsibility for what he/ she did, hears from those affected, and with the victim decides how to repair the harm caused by the action. Referrals from police departments, Bucks County Juvenile Probation, Youth Aid Panels.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free.
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Real Justice
Community Service Foundation
P.O. Box 500
Pipersville, PA 18947

610-807-9221
Fax: 610-807-0423
Email: usa@realjustice.org
Website: www.realjustice.org

Training to school personnel, police and volunteers who then coordinate family group conferences in schools and communities for victims, offenders, and families; approach to use with victims and offenders of juvenile crime and school misconduct, allowing for victim satisfaction and building of offender empathy.
8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Fee to attend two-day training.
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The Mediation Program
Good Shepherd Neighborhood House
5356 Chew Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138

215-843-5413
Fax: 215-843-2080
Email: shepherd@libertynet.org

Sessions last from 45 minutes to two hours; some issues require multiple sessions; no one turned away for inability to pay.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Youth-Youth: free; Parent-Youth: $25 /session/family; $5 if on public assistance or social security; Neighborhood Mediation: $25 per session, per adult disputant