Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC)/Mediation

CCRC/Mediation is a free service offered by the Lassen County Superior Court. CCRC/Mediation is the process of assisting parents reach a mutually acceptable parenting plan, encourages communication between the parents and allows the parents to develop the best parenting plan for their child(ren) through identifying conflicts and barriers, seeking resolutions and focusing on the best interests of their child(ren). The Child Custody Recommending Counselor (CCR Counselor)/Mediator is there to guide and navigate parents through the process.

CCRC is a mandatory process when there is a disputed custody and visitation issue before the court. If parents do not reach an agreement on issues, then a recommendation will be prepared by the CCR Counselor and submitted to the Judge for review.

Mediation is a voluntary process through the agreement of the parents and a recommendation is NOT prepared.

CCRC/Mediation is intended to resolve parenting issues without the necessity of a court hearing. A sample Parenting Plan can be found on this website. It is important that both parents arrive at their appointment prepared to address the issues in the Parenting Plan form.

Documents for CCRC
Superior Court of California, County of Lassen