Mediation at Clark County Juvenile Court

Mediation is a problem-solving process in which a neutral person, the mediator, assists two or more parties in discussing issues. The mediator helps parties understand each other’s needs. Mediation allows children, parents, attorneys, and third parties to meet in a safe place.

The benefit of mediation is the parties make a plan rather than have the Court decide the case. Mediation is a process that gives parties the opportunity to settle issues in a way that fits their situation. All parties must agree to what is decided

All members of the department also completed Restorative Justice training and are certified to lead Restorative Justice Circles.

Our Mediators

Gil-Lana Mitchell is a mediator who has been employed by the Clark County Juvenile Court since 2007, working primarily in Springfield City Schools mediating between family, student, and school staff for issues of attendance, behavior, and academics. She has also mediated cases for the court. Prior to becoming a mediator, she worked in the Probation Department where she held various titles.

Tim Voltz has worked for Clark County Juvenile Courts as a Mediator since 2017.  He has conducted over 280 mediations in the Springfield City School district at the Elementary, Middle, and High school levels.  Prior to serving at the Juvenile Courts, Tim worked in Springfield for five years in various capacities in the non-profit community with organizations such as Oesterlen Services for Youth, Think Tank, Inc., and Springfield Christian Youth Ministries.  Tim graduated from Cedarville University.



Send your mediation requests to our Court Director here:

Mediation Request Files


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