The mission of The Resolution Center of Jefferson & Lewis Counties, Inc. is to administer and support its programs (Mediation, CASA, Conflict Resolution, and Youth Court) in part by providing a continuum of services including life skills, development, dispute resolution and child advocacy. Through trained volunteers and staff, we offer inclusive, innovative approaches to empower individuals to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children, families and the community.
CASA speaks for children and helps facilitate collaborative solutions that promote timely resolution of child abuse and neglect matters.
Conflict Resolution, also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), includes a variety of processes that help people resolve disputes without going to court.
Youth Court of Jeﬀerson County is an alternative to the more complex criminal and juvenile justice system. This innovative approach to juvenile justice serves our county as an early intervention option for first and some preapproved 2nd-time offenders who have committed minor offenses.
Through the use of a community visitation model we provide separated families with the opportunity to receive enhanced visitation while promoting permanency and normalcy in the lives of children. With the utilization of highly-trained visit supervisors we provide fact-based, observation reports to all attorneys and/or caseworkers involved in the case based on the interactions between the parent and child during the parenting time.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.