What is Mediation?Mission & ValuesHistory

What is Mediation?

Over the course of a typical 2 hour mediation, mediators lead disputing parties through a discussion and help them develop their own agreement.  Everyone gets heard without interruption, in a safe comfortable setting.  Although most mediations end in agreement, the option of litigation is still open to disputing parties if they are not satisfied with...
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Mission & Values


The Dispute Resolution Center offers affordable, constructive, restorative and healing approaches to conflict resolution.


We partner and collaborate with individuals, families and businesses to build peaceful communities. 


Respect: An understanding that all people have value and need be treated in an...

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Founded in 1983, the DRC is one of 19 nonprofit community dispute resolution centers operating under the supervision of the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). The DRC provides affordable mediation services and training to the public and serves Washtenaw and Livingston Counties through its offices in Ann Arbor. The DRC provides services to members of...
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