DRC IS DEDICATED TO RESTORING COMMUNITIES BY PROMOTING THE CONSTRUCTIVE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT THROUGH OPEN COMMUNICATION AND SHARED DECISION-MAKING.
How it all started
DRC was founded in 1982 as a pilot project co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Bar Association, the City of Saint Paul, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. DRC is the oldest community mediation program in Minnesota. Our restorative work is driven by the needs of the community. We focus our efforts in the areas of Diversion, Mediation, Youth Development, Community Healing Circles of Support, and Restorative Practices.
December 13th is declared Dispute Resolution Center Day in the State of MN. Celebrating 40 years!
AREAS OF FOCUS
FROM CLASSROOMS TO COURTHOUSES, WE CREATE A SAFE AND HEALING SPACE WHERE EVERY VOICE IS HEARD, AND PEOPLE CAN BUILD A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION IN A RANGE OF DIVERSE SETTINGS.
process to strengthen accountability
Safe and innovative programming to
Healing circles of support focused on important
Assist in negotiation
of Civil and Family
WHO WE SERVE
DRC provides training and services to everyone in the community, including youth, families, individuals, schools, non-profit organizations, and corporations. We serve the Twin Cities Metro Areas with an emphasis on the Rondo, Dayton's Bluff, Frogtown, Highland Park, and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods within Ramsey County.