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NCJ Number: 89612 Find in a Library
Title: Dispute Resolution Program Directory, 1983
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Special Cmtte on Resolution of Minor Disputes
United States of America
Editor(s): L Ray; B Davis; M Shuffleton; A L Clare
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 211
Sponsoring Agency: 3M Corporation
St. Paul, MN 55101
American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
TRW Foundation
Cleveland, OH 44117
Sale Source: American Bar Assoc
Special Cmtte on Resolution of Minor Disputes
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This directory profiles over 200 alternative dispute resolution programs across the country. The focus is on programs dealing with interpersonal disputes, such as marital and child custody cases, landlord-tenant problems, domestic violence, and small monetary matters.
Abstract: Each program profile, organized by State (including the District of Columbia), lists types of cases handled, referral sources, staff and training activities, program procedures, and public relations activities. Case dispositions (i.e., the percent resolved or pending) are cited, if information is available. Each profile also mentions the community served, the program's start-up date, its annual budget and funding sources, and its annual caseload. Overall, 50 percent of the programs are located in cities of more than 500,000 population, and 47 percent have been in existence between 2-6 years. Slightly more than half have annual budgets of between $25,000 and $100,000, the largest proportion is funded by local government, and more than half handle less than 500 cases annually. Many programs use lay citizens as mediators and rely on the courts, judges, and clerks for most case referrals. Eight programs in Canada are also profiled. Appendixes list dispute resolution resources, family and environmental dispute centers, American Arbitration Association centers, and consumer dispute centers. An index to programs is appended.
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Canada; Interpersonal relations; Mediation; Neighborhood justice centers; State-by-state analyses; United States of America
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