Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

High Conflict Family Case Conferencing

Province/Territory
Saskatchewan

Type of service
Enforcement of Parenting Arrangements

Services offered
Services provided include family case conferencing and mediation for parents experiencing high levels of conflict, who are seeking resolution to child custody or access issues through the courts. These parents typically have had numerous applications to the courts. Parents in the program attend a High Conflict Case Conference with a Family Law Judge, their legal counsel and a mediator. The parents are then ordered by the court to attend up to four mediation sessions to work through child custody and child access conflict and to develop a parenting plan. At the conference the judge outlines the expectations of the parents regarding attendance and participation in the mediation sessions.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing Service

Department responsible
Ministry of Justice

How to access this service
This program is operating in the judicial centres of Saskatoon and Regina. Referrals from other judicial centers to the program may be accepted, as resources permit. Typically the courts decide which cases will have a family case conference and be ordered to mediation. Parties may also access the service by making an application to the courts for court ordered mediation.

Location(s)
Saskatoon and Regina
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
None

Costs
No charge unless ordered by the court.

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