Mediation/Resolution Services

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The UPCAP Conflict Resolution Program serves individuals, groups, and organizations in Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This non-profit program provides conflict resolution training, mediation services, and promotes the use of mediation in a wide variety of situations.

In mediation, disputing parties agree to a private, face-to-face meeting with a specially- trained team of volunteer mediators. This team is a neutral third-party that helps the disputants work out a solution to their problem.

Facilitating Meetings
The Conflict Resolution Services Program is a ready source of experienced neutral facilitators for private meetings as well as public forums.

UPCAP Conflict Resolution Services provides and promotes a process by which people in conflict come together through use of trained Mediators to resolve issues. Benefits of using mediation:

  • Involved parties come voluntarily
  • Safe and confidential setting with neutral Mediator
  • Less expensive than court costs
  • Less time consuming than court actions

Mediation is highly successful working with many types of disputes. They include:

Family Services:

  • Divorce
  • Parenting Time/Visitation
  • Custody
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic Matters
  • Eldercare
  • Grandparenting Time
  • Wills & Estates





Small Claims Matters

Special Education



Community Disputes:

  • Public Policy
  • Ordinance/Statute
  • Neighborhood Issues

Real Estate/Property

Breach of Contract:

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Professional/Client
  • Consumer/Merchant

Mediation is not appropriate for cases involving domestic violence or criminal matters.


How much does mediation cost?

Mediation is affordable. Compared to attorney fees and court costs, mediation can be a cost effective alternative. Mediation costs can run as low at $30. View the fee schedule by clicking here.


Special Education Mediation

UPCAP Mediations Services provides Special Education mediation, facilitations, and training at no cost for Delta, Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft Count(y)ies’ schools and residents through the Special Education Mediation Program (SEMS). These services are federally funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and paid for by a grant from the Michigan Office of Special Education.

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