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Parental Mediation & Parenting Classes

Parent Mediation Services

The Jackson County Circuit Court believes that people who work cooperatively to reach a solution are more likely to honor the agreement and work together.

Therefore, the Circuit Court requires the use of mediation services to attempt to resolve child custody and parenting time issues. (Adopted in Supplementary Local Rule (SLR) 8.013(4))

Court Mediation Services provides Parent Mediation Services for the Jackson County Circuit Court. The first step is to attend a mediation orientation. This must occur before scheduling mediation. Download the Mediation and Parenting Class Brochure

Mediation Orientation is held:

  • Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • First floor conference room
  • Juvenile Services Building
  • 609 W. 10th Street, Medford, Oregon 97501
For more information, please contact the Court Mediation Program at (541)776-7171 ext. 240.


Parenting Classes

If you are involved in a child custody case, you are required to attend a parenting class. This applies whether you are a party to a divorce (dissolution of marriage) or are an unmarried parent (see Jackson County Circuit Court SLR 8.013).

The parenting class talks about how changing relationships may affect your children and what you can do to help your children. Download the Parenting Class Information Sheet

Effective January 1, 2019, Jackson County will no longer offer an in-person Parenting Class. Participants must complete the online Parenting Class shown below.

Online Parenting Class

The Jackson County Circuit Court has designated "Children in Between" as the only approved on-line parenting class. Children in Between was developed by The Center for Divorce Education. There are many online parenting class providers that state they are "approved" in Oregon on their website. They have not been approved by this Court.

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