- Mediation Services
Effective March 16, 2020, Jefferson County offices are closed to the public. Many offices will be providing services online. Please contact individual offices to learn more and visit the COVID Closure page for countywide closure information.
Mediation is a way to solve problems. It is a way to settle disagreements with neighbors, family members or people who are threatening to take you to court. The mediator will talk with everyone involved in the situation and works with all of you to find a solution.
Who is Jeffco Mediation Services?
Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS) has served the citizens of Jefferson County for more than 20 years and has handled more than 20,000 cases. Our highly motivated mediators all come to JCMS trained in mediation and have varied professional backgrounds, including communication, education, environmental sciences, health, human resources, law, counseling and business. Visit the Documents page to download our Program Reports.
JCMS Produces Cost-Savings for the County
JCMS saves county resources in three key ways:
- County personnel (e.g., Animal Control officers or Sheriff’s deputies) avoid repeated trips to a particular address when parties reach a long-term solution.
- The District Attorney’s office and courts save costs when neighbors’ disputes are mediated and resolved prior to a trial date.
- JCMS saves the cost of lowered productivity and turnover caused by co-workers in conflict.