Mediation: a way to work it out

Mediation with the Community Justice Centre

The Community Justice Centre (CJC) is a Northern Territory Government service that offers free community mediation at local venues across the Territory.

When you contact the Community Justice Centre, the team will:

  • listen to your concerns and clarify the issues
  • assess if your dispute is suitable for mediation
  • suggest options, strategies and negotiation techniques which may help you to resolve the situation
  • contact the other person to arrange mediation, with your permission
  • offer you a participant workbook to help organise your thoughts
  • arrange an interpreter if required.

Mediation is voluntary. The CJC can invite people to participate, but cannot force anyone to attend.

Types of disputes

Disputes can arise in many different areas of life. The Community Justice Centre offers mediation in these situations:

  • court or tribunal matters
  • disputes about money
  • neighbourhood disputes over fences, pets, noise, trees or property damage
  • conflict  between members of a club or association
  • disputes between colleagues or committee members
  • commercial matters
  • conflict among extended family
  • disputes involving social media.

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Last updated: 30 November 2021

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