The Foster City Police Department provides referrals to the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) for the purpose of mediating neighborhood and family conflicts that do not rise to the level of criminal activity.
PCRC is the primary provider of mediation services in San Mateo County. Typical issues resolved in the community mediation program are:
Mediation is a process in which a trained, impartial person (or panel) helps disputing parties communicate and understand their concerns and needs in a situation, identify and consider possible solution options, reach a mutually agreeable solution and put the agreement into a written form. A mediator has no decision-making authority. The mediator does not take sides or push for any one solution. Mediators maintain a neutral role. Unlike a judge or an arbitrator, a mediator does not decide what is right or wrong or make suggestions about ways to resolve a problem.
Mediation is based on the voluntary cooperation and good faith participation of all parties. Mediation focuses on the future, not the past, and what will resolve the conflict. Mediation does not replace the need for legal advice or counseling if your "rights" in a situation are the concern.
Please follow this link to the PCRC website for more information about their services and mediation in general or call 650-513-0330. If you are having a conflict and need a referral, please contact our Department at 650-286-3300 for assistance.
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