Prairie Land is a volunteer-run organization 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 calls from both parties or 7 or more days during busy weeks. Each side must call in to schedule an appointment.
Every person who requests mediation service through Prairie Land attends an intake meeting alone with the mediator (25-30 minutes). This meeting is confidential, and allows the mediator to better understand the person's needs and concerns regarding mediation.
In order to provide free services, we do not staff a receptionist. Sending a text or leaving voicemail provides a record of your request and allows us to respond as soon as possible. If the voicemail greeting states the mailbox is full (this is an error with the system) please text your message or email us at [email protected] so we know the voicemail box is no longer working.
Prairie Land do not archive casefiles for request. All document requests and questions about filings are made through court. Letters regarding case determinations are only ever sent to the presiding Judge.
Referrals to mediation are not compelled to agree in mediation, only to attend. Court-referred 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.
*PLCMC reserves the right to refuse service at anytime for any reason.
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
An informal process in which a neutral third party helps people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement.