Funding

Concord Mediation Center Services and Funding

 

Contracts

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Families Collaborative

Family Group Conference: A Family Group Conference (FGC) case brings family, extended family, support people and service providers together to discuss safety and permanency of children involved in the child welfare system either in protection and safety or status offense units.  Extensive preparation work is done to ensure safety of all participants.  Referrals come from the court, NE Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Families Collaborative.

Family Mediation-Other: Issues discussed in other types of family cases include parent-child matters, estate cases, full divorce, child welfare matters and adoptions.  Referrals come from attorneys, therapists, self-referrals and judges.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Employment First Mediation: Mediation of issues between client transitioning from public assistance to work and his/her Health and Human Service Case Manager.  Referrals may come from client or case manager.

Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution

Protective Custody Hearings: These are also referred to as Pre-hearing conferences (PHC).  This is a facilitation in the Douglas County Juvenile Courts involving parents at their first court appearance following the removal of their children from their home.

Pre-Hearing Conference for Permanency Review Hearing:  This is a court ordered off-site facilitated prehearing conference for the parents, child welfare, attorneys and Guardian Ad Litem to confront the critical permanency decisions and action steps.  Referrals come from the court, NE Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Families Collaborative.

Pre-Hearing Conference for Termination of Parental Rights Hearings: This is a court-ordered off-site facilitated pre-hearing conference that requires parents, attorneys, Guardian ad Litem and other professionals to confront the critical issues and determine next steps in termination of parental rights matters.  Referrals come from NE Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Families Collaborative.

Nebraska Department of Education

Special Education Mediation: Parents and school personnel have the opportunity to discuss matters related to the Special Education of a child.  Issues may be classification of the disability, transportation, methodology or placement.  Referrals come from the parents or the school.

 

Grants

Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR)

ODR Grant: The Office of Dispute Resolution gives a grant to each approved non-profit mediation center to use as the individual center sees fit to offer mediation services statewide.  Concord Mediation Center serves Douglas and Sarpy counties with these monies.

Parenting Act Funds: The Nebraska Legislature allocated monies for parenting plan mediation for low-income clients.  The Office of Dispute Resolution disperses the sums to each center.

Parenting Plan Mediation: Couples work to develop a detailed parenting plan which documents which include, where their children will live, when they will spend time with each parent, holiday and vacation schedules, and decision making, communication and other important matters.  Clients are couples who are divorcing, have been divorced and those who have never been married.  Referrals come from Douglas County Conciliation Court, Sarpy county judges, attorneys, therapists and self-referrals.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Concord Mediation Center receives a grant to provide parenting plan mediation for low-income clients to promote Access and Visitation with the non-custodial parents.

Heartland Family Services (We are a subcontractor of a grant they received from the Nebraska Crime Commission.):

Victim Offender Meetings: A mediation process during which the victim of a crime has the opportunity to meet with the offender.  Extensive preparation work is done to ensure safety for all participants.  Current focus of the program is on youth offenders of non-violent crimes.  Referrals come from the Juvenile Assessment Center, Juvenile Probation and the courts.

Commission on Public Advocacy

Concord Mediation Center receives a grant to serve indigent clients in Douglas and Sarpy counties for mediation services and small claims court in Sarpy County.

AIM Compassion Grant of the Midlands

Concord Mediation Center received a capacity building grant for Generations Around the Table Program.

Omaha Community Foundation

Concord Mediation Center received a grant for operating expenses for Family Group Conferences Program.

 

Case Fees

Concord Mediation Center charges fees for its services.

 

Training Fees

Concord Mediation Center offers training for a fee to outside agencies and businesses.

 

Contributions

Concord Mediation Center is a 501(c)(3) that accepts tax deductible donations and relies on fundraising to supplement its revenue.

 

New Program Development

Concord Mediation Center sets a revenue goal to get additional funds through new contracts, new grants or new donors each year.