November 17, 2015
Foreclosure Mediation Special Topics Updated - RSI's Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Special Topics resource collection has been overhauled. Click here to find updated resources on designing, managing and evaluating foreclosure ADR programs in all stages of development.
October 19, 2015
Illinois Foreclosure Statistical Report - The latest Statistical Report for Illinois' Foreclosure Mediation Programs, covering the first six months of 2015 is now available.
September 16, 2015
Seeking Resource Center Intern - RSI is looking for a Spring 2016 intern to support the Resource Center. See the posting here.
September 4, 2015
AFCC Illinois Chapter Seeking Board of Director Nominations - The Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, Illinois Chapter is seeking nominations to fill five Board of Director positions. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague – no prior experience necessary – only a strong desire to promote AFCC's mission of promoting a collaborative approach to serving the needs of children among those who work in and with family law systems.
Send all nominations for the Board to current president Nanette McCarthy by September 20, 2015.
July 31, 2015
Connecticut Moves to Extend Foreclosure Mediation Program - The Connecticut General Assembly recently enacted an amendment to extend the life of its mediation program for mortgage foreclosures. Originally slated to run through the end of June 2016, Public Act 15-124 provides that the program will be funded and administered through June 30, 2019. The bill, signed into law on June 23, also expanded the program to some spouses and former spouses of mortgagors, as well as modified elements of the pre-mediation process. Read more about the changes here.
July 17, 2015
RSI Releases Its Comprehensive Six Programs, Six Models Report on Illinois Foreclosure Mediation Programs - Resolution Systems Institute has published a comprehensive report evaluating six foreclosure mediation programs funded by a grant from the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. The programs, which are administered by RSI, the University of Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic and Carbondale-based nonprofit Dispute Resolution Institute, each employ a different model. The evaluation found that the programs provided homeowners a better understanding of their options, a respectful and fair process, and a strong chance to save their homes. Follow the link to read the full Six Programs, Six Models report.
April 6, 2015
AFCC Calls for Comments on Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluation Affected by Intimate Partner Violence - The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) has called for comments on their drafted guidelines for child custody evaluation when intimate partner violence is involved. The proposed guidelines and survey form are linked here. Comments will be accepted through May 6, 2015.