Mission: Our mission objectives is to offer alternatives to going to court, assist hmong minnesotans to work within the family court system, strengthen hmong culture, provide education about traditional dispute resolution and court, and bridge valuable community partnerships.
Programs: Family mediation program the family mediation program meets the courts level of training and mediation requirement under mn court rule 114. Our mediators are trained and qualified and are culturally and linguistically able to serve the community. Hamc served 40 families in our mediation program; 98% of cases are resolved successfully.
traditional hmong arbitration the traditional hmong arbitration program offers the opportunity to use the alternative dispute resolution (adr) process under rule 114 to help resolve legal conflicts that are intertwined with cultural issues or exclusively cultural issues.
restorative justice the youth intervention program provides much-needed services to at-risk adolescents. Youth intervention deals with adolescents who are truant, has committed minor offenses or caused property damages. Restorative justice processes engages youth, victims and community members to take part in the decision-making process, understand and acknowledge the harm that was done, be accountable, determine a suitable resolution or sanction to repair the harm with all the stakeholders involved, and a plan for reintegration back into the community. An immediate sanction occurs when the matter involves criminal activity. We have served 2 cases.