About CSV Mediation
Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center, Inc. was formed late in 2010 by volunteer mediators who had previously served at the Neysa Adams Clinic at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The university closed its clinic early in 2010 after its director left for medical reasons, leaving a corps of trained and dedicated mediators looking for another way to serve. Those mediators created the non-profit Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center, Inc., and were joined by new trainees in May of 2011. Mediation services for the citizens of Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties (Pennsylvania) began at the new clinic in late April 2011. The center trains new volunteer mediators each year.
Our mediators work closely with the courts of Snyder and Union Counties, where judges refer parties in custody cases for mandatory mediation orientation. In most cases, after orientation, parties agree to mediate their differences, and many child custody disputes are amicably resolved in mediation, thus avoiding the cost, delay and public airing of the conflict inherent in court proceedings.
Many people “self-refer”, calling the clinic to schedule mediations for personal conflicts, which range from custody/divorce to elder care to neighborhood and consumer disputes.
Most mediations are held at the center in Selinsgrove.