Public funding for these services has been scaled back dramatically in recent years. Court-based dispute resolution services, once fully funded in many communities, now operate on a fraction of their former budgets. This has required agencies to scale back services, limiting the number of mediation sessions, for example, which may have an adverse impact on the quality of the process. Moreover, processes such as therapeutic retreats, collaborative law, or parenting coordination are costly interventions and public funding for these services is rare. Thus, it can be very difficult for those without resources to access these badly needed services.