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Step-1: SCFM Mediation Information video (6-min) (English)
Video Informativo de Mediación en Español
Mediation and Confidentiality (MAC) Agreement video (5-min) (English)
Acuerdo de Mediación y Confidencialidad SCFM, Español
After viewing the Mediation Information video (above), here are a few things of which our volunteer mediators would like you to please make your clients aware:
“When parents...engage in successful mediation, those cases are more likely to result in dependent children returning to safe and healthy homes…and diminished recidivism”
- Dependency Court, Presiding Judge Ret., Greenberg
“I've always found mediation to be the best bang for the buck."
- Dependency Court, Presiding Judge Ret., Nash
Original artwork created by someone special in the Mediation Center at the Children's Courthouse
Hybrid (online & in-person) mediations will begin 2023.
What if I need to reschedule?
What to be thinking about:
Who decides safety issues like supervised (monitored) visits and custody?
Address: 201 Centre Plaza Drive Monterey Park CA 91754
Address: 1040 West Avenue J Lancaster CA 93534
Address: 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766
Address: 200 W. Compton Blvd. Compton CA 90220
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Phones: Service/Intake and Administration (310) 603-7128, Service/Intake (310) 603-7816, Service/Intake (310) 603-7816
“SCFM Mediation Services provides a sophisticated, equitable, meaningful agreement, the way a child’s visitation schedule should be. Because if they know what to do, it alleviates the stress and confusion, and makes for a much more peaceful coexistence. They are highly, highly recommended by a veteran Children’s Court attorney.”
- Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers Inc., Attorney, Bernstein
“The mediators of Southern California Family Mediation show great care and concern for families, ensuring that each voice is heard. The mediators’ attention to detail provides understanding and a stable footing for the families so they don’t have to keep coming back to the juvenile justice system. After the families have been through a traumatic process, mediation offers closure and healing, and provides a fresh start for the parents and children, so that they may be even stronger than they were before.”
- Children’s Law Center of California, Attorney, Wilson
“Children’s Court cases end, but the consequences must be dealt with by the families everyday thereafter. Thanks to SoCal Family Mediation Services, exit orders of all kinds are being negotiated regularly, thoroughly, and with great compassion for the families involved.”
- Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers Inc., Director
“This program has improved the public service and provided integrity for the Children’s Court, by enabling coparents to participate in a meaningful mediation regarding the custody, visitation, medical, and educational plans for their children.
These concrete and specific Custody and Parenting Time Agreements, for Final Juvenile Custody Order Judgements can be used in the Family Law Court, to provide continuity, cohesion, and a pathway to continuing the family needs and goals, once they leave the child dependency system. A specific visitation schedule for families enhances the chances that they will not return to the child dependency system. There are provisions for safety, stability, and permanency for the child or children.”
- Los Angeles County Family Law Court, Commissioner, Mordetzky
“I really appreciated your input and assistance; I would not have been able to come to such a reasonable accord otherwise. I am glad I now have the grounds on which to build a future routine based on set parameters. I am quite pleased with the terms of the agreement, once again, thank you.”
“This has undone years of conflict.”
“Mediation helped us communicate our wants and needs of each other. Also, I really appreciate the mediators explaining things better for the father to understand where it is I am coming from so he may understand better.”
“Mediation was helpful in the sense I feel my concerns were really heard. I feel it will benefit the kids with a more structured coparenting system in place.”
“The mediators helped us arrange a better environment for our daughter. The mediation helped us to have structure.”
“[Mediation] was very helpful, clear, and straight to the point. [mediation] was helpful because it made sure to put the kids 1st.
“It was very helpful for both parents, very clear and very smooth for fixing and finding an agreement. Thank you so much for your help.”
“Mediation provided a safe communication environment for scheduling visits. My child will have the chance to visit his father in a secure and safe environment.”
“I appreciate that we were able to agree upon things to simplify a tough situation.
Thank you for helping us compromise.”
“The persons doing the mediation were very nice and understanding. They were sure I understood everything that was being discussed.”
“U guys are perfect. U guys help me a lot. Thank you very much for all ur help. Very good help. You guys explain very good to me. Thanks for everything.”
“[Mediation] was a very helpful process and easy. It benefit[ed] my child because we were able to speak and come to an understanding of what’s best for our child.”
“The mediation was helpful because the mediators were peaceful and nonjudgmental. I like that the mediation is our agreement and the mediators kept us focused on task. The plan stayed focused on the child’s benefit.”
“The mediators were impartial, friendly, and kind. Those traits really helped us to sift through our visitation challenges. You helped us maintain a healthy balance for [our kids].”
“It was very helpful to clarify both sides’ issues without bringing up sensitive points allowing us to create a productive schedule. The beginning was slightly hectic/awkward, but as it went on the team all worked together well. I am very grateful for their time and attention to our issues.”
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TO Contact us
Southern California Family Mediation
PO Box 7576 Burbank, CA 91510
501(c)3 EIN 81-4881802
Supervisor Naomi Tillman 818-575-6900 (no text) nellieT@dependencymediation.org
Mediation & Education Systems Director, Southern California Family Mediation
Mediator Drew, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California Family Mediation is a 501(c)3