Jefferson County Mediation Services News and How We Can Help You.

Marijuana Smoke Bothering You?

Since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, there is more exposure to second-hand pot smoke than when people were smoking in private, away from the eyes of law enforcement. Of course, there is still second-hand cigarette smoke to deal with, too. Police usually don’t have authority to do anything about it…

My Neighbor’s Yard is an Eyesore!

There are many reasons people don’t keep up their yards. Sometimes older people or those with health issues have trouble doing yard work. A single parent may be overwhelmed just keeping the household running. One person’s treasure is another person’s trash. Maybe your neighbor just doesn’t think the appearance of the yard is very important.

If you are comfortable doing so, you can…

Do Neighborhood Animal Odors Drive you Inside?

Unpleasant odors can become very strong once the weather heats up, and piles of livestock manure and dog poop can be unhealthy, unsightly and offensive. Some people complain about the disagreeable aromas. While keeping the animals may be legal, many people don’t want the resulting scent drifting into their space.

If you are comfortable doing so, you can…

Police-Citizen Mediation Training

Golden, CO (April 11, 2016) Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS) announces it will partner with Denver-based OvalOptions to train professional mediators in the specialized area of police-citizen conflict resolution – in response to the growing needs between citizens and law enforcement to manage disputes and conduct effective mediation.

What Can I Do about a Bad Job Review?

“My supervisor gave me a negative performance review, and I don’t know what to do. I thought I was doing well, but now I’m afraid of losing my job. Is it truly that my performance is poor, or is it really a personal problem between us?”

The first reaction to a bad review will usually be fear, along with anger or resentment. Ask for a little time to absorb the feedback – don’t do anything until you have had time to think it through, and consider talking with friends or family who will be honest with you and not just take your side. Negative feedback can be a huge opportunity to grow, and turning this into a challenge will show your supervisor that you are committed to improving.

When Car Repairs Don’t Go as They Should

Winter is a time when fender benders are more common. It’s darker, and roads are icy, so chances of an accident increase. Regardless of who was at fault, your car needs to be fixed, and sometimes things go wrong in the repair process.

Maybe it just takes a lot longer than anticipated. Maybe the garage or the insurance adjuster couldn’t see all the damage until the work began. It always seems to take longer and cost more than expected. Some typical complaints are:

Problems at Work?

Conflict can stimulate changes and progress, but unresolved conflicts can disrupt how a team functions. Increased workloads, changes in operations, staffing cuts and personality differences can create stress. Whatever the cause, mediation can improve communication, decrease tension and improve the team’s ability to work together.

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Landlord won't fix your rental?

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Quiet Those Barking Dogs

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Enjoy Your Spring In Peace

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Senior Living Managers

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Are the Neighborhood Kids Causing a Ruckus this Summer?

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Is Your Neighborhood Unsafe for Children?

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Are you Tired of Playing Referee as a Section 8 Housing Manager?

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Is all this rain causing you problems?

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Are you unsure about the legal use of your easement?

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