The Dispute Resolution Center helps people experiencing conflict talk about what's important to them.
The Dispute Resolution
Center (DRC) was created in 1982 and is the oldest community mediation program
in the state of Minnesota. As a not-for-profit organization, DRC provides free
and low-cost volunteer-based mediation and restorative justice services in the
East Metro area of the Twin Cities.
The overarching goal of the Dispute Resolution Center is to provide accessible, effective, and affordable dispute resolution services and trainings to assist in the respectful and nonviolent resolution of conflict. DRC assists neighbors, families, community groups, government agencies, and businesses to effectively resolve conflicts in a timely manner.
The Dispute Resolution Center promotes the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making.
• We believe people can resolve disputes respectfully, without litigation, to the mutual satisfaction of all participants.
• We advocate for managing disputes peacefully through the use of problem-solving techniques that help build strong feelings of community among people having great individual differences.
• We provide the highest quality services possible and ensure that these services are accessible to all residents of the communities we serve.
• We partner with community members, groups, schools, and businesses to develop and maintain an open organization that reflects diversity and welcomes all people.
• We promote the peaceful resolution of conflict as a preferred method of building healthy communities and reaching mutual goals.
Join us in our mission to make the world a more peaceful place by donating today!