History of Department
Established in 1985, TRY Mediation is the designated provider of all court ordered mediation and child custody/placement evaluations in Eau Claire County. TRY's relationship to Eau Claire County is that of independent contractor.

Mission Statement / Departmental Purpose
TRY Mediation, Inc. provides cost effective dispute resolution (mediation) services for: 1) family matters - cases involving disputed child custody or physical placement issues and 2) community matters - cases involving disputes that would otherwise be heard in small claims court. TRY Mediation is also responsible for all court ordered child custody/placement evaluations.

Education and Training Required of Employees
Director and Family Mediators: Educational background, general skills and experience as determined by the TRY Board of Directors; specific training in family mediation in accordance with state statutes.
Volunteer Mediators: A minimum of 20 hours of training in interest-based negotiation skills and strategies.

Topics Department Personnel Can Speak About
Dispute resolution skills and systems.



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