Mediation

Sometimes, civil disputes escalate into serious conflicts. While deputies can help defuse the situation, it’s not always the best way to resolve it. That’s why we offer mediation.

Mediation allows a neutral third party to help resolve the dispute, before it escalates into a crime. Mediation allows everyone to talk about their concerns in a safe and productive environment, reaching a cooperative and beneficial resolution. The solutions are often more cost effective, timely, comprehensive and lasting.

Our mediation program is run by Peak Facilitation Group  a Colorado-based small business that offers facilitation and mediation services.  It is a free service.

How do we get a mediator?

First and foremost, everyone involved has to agree to it. If that’s the case, anyone at the sheriff’s office can refer you to mediation or you can ask for a mediator by calling us at 303-660-7544.

How does mediation work?

Peak Facilitation Group will contact everyone involved and explain the benefits and process. Then, they’ll schedule a date for mediation. All parties involved must agree to confidentiality, which creates the safe place necessary for honesty and a lasting solution.

Can my dispute be mediated?

Mediators can tackle many issues and help you resolve them with collaboration and cooperation.

  • Community conflict – This could include fights about barking dogs, property lines, loud music, parked cars and more.
  • Land use Issues – Disputes about complex infill, zoning issues, historic preservation and other land use issues.
  • County disputes – If you’re in disagreement with the county, mediators can bring together the parties to find a resolution.
  • Landlord-tenant issues – Mediators can help you work out differences.