Mediation & Conflict Resolution Services

We provide services, including mediation trainings, restorative justice circles and trainings, facilitation, and community education programs, to schools, families, communities, and businesses. Our services help people build skills to effectively mediate and resolve conflict.

The Dispute Resolution Center’s services are provided by professional, trained mediators at a low cost, and payment plans are available.

We are able to work with individuals who self refer, as well as with cases ordered by the Washtenaw and Livingston County Courts.

For small claims cases ONLY, that are ordered through the 14A, 14B, & 15th, & 53rd District Courts, there is no charge for mediation services conducted by our Center.

Our mediators are also trained in civil rights cases, such as cases involving race, religion, sexual identity, disability, age, and cultural background.

An emerging practice of interest to schools and communities and one that the Dispute Resolution Center specializes in is restorative justice. This practice allows victims and offenders, along with their support persons, to come together in a safe environment to discuss and understand what happened, why it happened, the impact of the incident and how to make it right. This is a powerful process that we use with students, families, and litigants of the Peacemaking Court.

To inquire about cost, please email us at: thedrc@washtenaw.org. Cost varies per case type.

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To request more information about our services or if you would like to utilize our services for small claims or civil rights cases, please contact us.