Donate to The Dispute Resolution Center

Why Give to The Dispute Resolution Center?

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In a world that seems divided, we have hope for an equal and just future. To get there, restorative justice can help repair harm and bring healing and wholeness to our community. The Dispute Resolution Center is here to bring transformative change to those who have been most affected, marginalized, and unfairly treated.

In 2021, the DRC is committed to elevating restorative justice in our community, and we need your help as we educate our community about the values and approaches of restorative justice, training our community to be restorative justice practitioners, and to bring change within our institutions that have historically harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

This is not a moment. It is a movement that is long overdue and we hope that you will be a part of it.


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...can sustain an entire peacemaking program at a school for one academic year.


...can sustain our Restorative Justice Program, providing understanding, insight and healing for the participants and community.


...can support the cost for an individual to attend our General Civil Mediation Training, developing more facilitative mediators in Washtenaw County.


...can help support the peacemaking circle process for a family or group in crisis.


...can help develop more outreach to youth about restorative practices.


...can help support our ongoing programming and services.

Recurring and sustained giving insures that our services remain accessible and affordable to everyone in our community.

In Memory and Honor of...

Susan Contratto

Susan began volunteering as a domestic relations mediator in 2010, where she assisted many families re-define their relationships and distribute their often-limited resources. Susan's insight into family dynamics helped so many families throughout Washtenaw County gain a better perspective on their issues, co-create solutions, and begin their healing journey.

In 2012, Susan joined the DRC's Board of Directors and served through 2015. Through her board service, she offered a number of program developments that we are still building upon today. She actively and enthusiastically contributed to strategic planning, fund raising events and elevated board governance - her contributions were immeasurable. Susan's smile through tough cases and service to the community will be missed.

We share our condolences with her husband Tom, family and friends and celebrate her life and honor her support to the Dispute Resolution Center as a volunteer Mediator and Board Member. We thank Tom and all for thinking of the DRC during this time grief and bereavement. Our condolences are with you all.

Contributions in Susan's memory can be made here.

Give to the Dispute Resolution Center Today

Three Ways to Give...


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Donate via phone by calling us at 734-794-2125.


Please make checks payable to the Dispute Resolution Center and mail to address below.

The Dispute Resolution Center
4133 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite B125
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor MI 48107-8645

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