- Law Department
- Neighborhood Mediation Program
Neighborhood Mediation Program
The Neighborhood Mediation Program (NMP) is a collaboration of the City of Stow, the City of Tallmadge, the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the University of Akron School of Law to provide citizens with an avenue to resolve conflict with neighbors. Everyone cherishes the sanctity of his or her own home. Occasionally, situations arise between neighbors that affect the health, safety, and welfare of the neighborhood and the peace of the community. The NMP provides a free, voluntary pathway to facilitate communications between disputing parties and provides a mechanism to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.
What is Mediation?Mediation is where a third party facilitates and helps parties reach their own private resolution of a dispute.
In mediation, people decide for themselves how to solve their problem. The mediator does not make a decision or provide judgment, but assists the parties in listening and understanding the other’s positions.