As I reflect on the last couple of years, I'm inspired by the strength and resiliency that I have seen from our Staff, volunteers, supporters, and community. The DRC has overcome many challenges over the years, but in 2021 we were fortunate to have experienced exponential growth.
2021 was one of our most successful years with over 600+ cases accepted throughout Washtenaw and Livingston Counties and over 1000+ individuals served. Our volunteer Mediators and Facilitators dedicated 1040 hrs of service to the DRC, equaling in-kind contributions of $159,813. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment and dedication in serving the community.
The biggest change to the DRC was the creation of a new partnership with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, in developing and launching the Restorative Justice deflection/pre-charge program for Washtenaw County residents. Another emerging relationship we are excited about is with the 53rd District Court, who continues to expand mediation services for Livingston County residents. We were also able to add several more Staff members to our team and created a new and first time, Assistant Director position to focus on development strategies and help continue growing the organization.
We can't thank you enough for believing in us and our mission to bring more peace and healing to all.
Executive Director, Belinda Dulin
To learn more about our organizations goals and outcomes, please review our annual reports below!