Permanency Mediation

Child Permanency Mediation is offered through a joint program with CIP and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Early Settlement Mediation Program. It is designed to assist parties in deprived cases come to consensus recommendations on how to best move a case forward to permanency, and it can be used at any point in the life of a case.

  • Use it at the beginning of a case, prior to adjudication.
  • Use it at 6 months to resolve issues with engaging parents in individual service plans
  • Use it when permanency goals are going to change from reunification to adoption

Early settlement mediation can assist in creating solutions that improve permanency outcomes for children and families

If you are interested in learning more about Child Permanency Mediation and how it can be useful to your court, or becoming a Child Permanency Mediation volunteer contact Tim Scott at