Prairie Land is a volunteer-run org. providing FREE by-appointment mediation services. Mediators, recorders and the scheduler donate their time and skills to successful mediations. Appointments may be set on a day 3-5 days after the initial call or 7 or more days during busy weeks. But our by-appointment flexibility allows us to schedule after 5 PM if that is more convenient.
In order to provide free services, we do not staff a receptionist. No answer? Leaving voicemail is a perfect way to keep a record of requests and respond on the next business day.
Prairie Land is not an arm of the Champaign County court or court record system. We do not archive casefiles for client request. All document requests and questions about filings are made through court. Letters regarding case determinations are only ever sent to the presiding Judge.
Court-referral mediation is still voluntary and still free with Prairie Land. The heightened emotional stress of parenting conflict and hectic work schedules may trigger frustration and anger. Berating the scheduler via phone or mediator in person is the fastest way to being denied this free service. Please be patient as our volunteers schedule appointments to meet with a mediator.
An informal process in which a neutral third party helps people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement.