A Case for Mediation: The Cost-Effectiveness of Civil, Family, and Workplace Mediation

A Case for Mediation- The Cost-Effectiveness of Civil, Family, and Workplace MediationA Case for Mediation: The Cost-Effectiveness of Civil, Family, and Workplace Mediation

Prepared by: Sarah Vander Veen

Vander Veen Research & Evaluation

January 2014

Introduction

Overview

The purpose of this report is to synthesize the existing empirical evidence about the cost-effectiveness of mediation, that is, the extent to which mediation can save public funds and bolster the economy1. I focus on three substantive areas: civil (including small claims) disputes, family disputes, and workplace disputes. In these domains, there are several direct and indirect routes through which mediation can have economic benefits at the societal level.

A Case for Mediation: The Cost-Effectiveness of Civil, Family, and Workplace Mediation

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