Timing of Mediation

Most cases will be referred to CRP within approximately 10 days after the charge is filed. CRP staff then will contact both parties to ask them if they are interested in participating in a mediation session. If both parties agree to mediate, the investigation will be on hold (for two weeks if it is a housing discrimination case or for thirty days if it is any other type of discrimination case) so that mediation attempts can be made. If the mediation is unsuccessful, the case will be referred back to the Compliance Section to continue the investigation. (Note: If a party is interested in participating in mediation and does not wish to wait to be contacted by the CRP staff, he or she may contact CRP directly.)