Nebraska Revised Statute 25-2903

Chapter 25


Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Dispute Resolution Act:

(1) Approved center means a center that has applied for and received approval from the director under section 25-2909;

(2) Center means a nonprofit organization or a court-established program which makes dispute resolution procedures and restorative justice services available;

(3) Council means the Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution;

(4) Director means the Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution;

(5) Dispute resolution process means a process by which the parties involved in a dispute voluntarily agree to enter into informal discussion and negotiation with the assistance of a mediator;

(6) Mediation means the intervention into a dispute by a third party who has no decisionmaking authority and is impartial to the issues being discussed;

(7) Mediator means a person trained in the process of mediation who assists parties in dispute to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their conflict;

(8) Office means the Office of Dispute Resolution;

(9) Restorative justice facilitator means a person trained to facilitate restorative justice practices as a staff member or affiliate of an approved center; and

(10) Restorative justice means practices, programs, or services described in section 25-2912.01 that emphasize repairing the harm caused to victims and the community by persons who have caused the harm or committed an offense.