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BOCC Proclaims County Court Mediation Week


Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Todd Tuzzolino, Chief Deputy Court Administrator for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; County Judge, Mark Yerman; Lynn Cummings, Mediation Services Coordinator; and Volunteer Citrus County Mediators

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-21, 2017 as Citrus County Court Mediation Week.

Citrus County has been a leader in recognizing and promoting mediation as an alternative to court ligation so that individuals, businesses and neighbors may effectively and efficiently resolve disputes. Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial, and informed method of conflict resolution that empowers individuals and businesses to develop solutions to disputes which are mutually agreeable and tailored to their particular needs.

Mediation is taught and practiced in many of our schools not only as a means of resolving individual disputes, but also as a means of achieving a more peaceful society. Community based mediation programs strengthen relationships among Citrus County citizens by assisting in the resolution of neighborhood and community conflicts.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the week of October 15-21, 2017 as “County Court Mediation Week” in Citrus County.

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