Here's another interesting application for mediation.
San Luis Obispo Tribune | 11/01/2006 | Mediation over child welfare a big saver: "Mediation over child welfare a big saver
A nonprofit estimates local taxpayers have saved $255,510 by avoiding court hearings
By Sarah Arnquist
Local families in the county’s child welfare system are now settling many of their concerns and conflicts out of the courtroom through a new mediation program that’s saving local taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Following the success of similar programs in other counties, San Luis Obispo nonprofit Creative Mediation joined with the county’s Department of Social Services and the Juvenile Court last year to launch a Juvenile Dependency Mediation progra"