MEDIATION

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The mediation process is voluntary and confidential as it utilizes a third party to assist disputes in order to resolve conflict. DRC community volunteers also provide affordable and pro bono mediation services to the community and conduct mediations for several Ramsey County courts. DRC volunteer mediators do not provide legal advice or case evaluations.

Our mediators are Minnesota Rule 114 qualified and have completed 30 hours of mediation training.


Mediators are a neutral party assisting by listening and asking questions in order to guide the participants to a decision or agreement. They will not show bias towards a certain party.

WHY MEDIATION?

#1

CONFIDENTIAL

allowing all parties to speak freely without or judgment or bias.

#2

ENGAGING & EFFECTIVE

providing communication and resolution strategies with the hope to leave participants with the confidence and tools to resolve any future conflicts.

#3

Affordable

DRC works on a sliding scale to provide services to fit the needs of participants.

areas of service:

Mediation can be beneficial for anyone experiencing conflict. DRC’s mediators can help in the following areas:

CIVIL LAW disputes

Housing
Harassment
Conciliation
Contract
Neighbor
General Civil Matters

Family LAW disputes

Asset/Debt Division
Parenting Time
Custody
Paternity
Grandparent or Third-Party Visitation
General Family Matters

MEDIATION TRAININGS

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Community

Mediation

Training 101

this is an introductory course that provides the basic skills of mediation and problem solving

Duration: 1-2 hours

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EMPOWERING PERSPECTIVES

providing tools and resources that help individuals gain a deeper understanding of differing perspectives in order to reach an agreement and reduce conflict.

Duration: 1 hour

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Emotions & Conflict

diving deeper into human emotions to understand perspectives in order to resolve disputes

Duration: 1.5 hours

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From Bitter to Better

approach on apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation

Duration: 1.5 hours