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.
A $25 refundable fee will be charged per participant to a Community Mediation session. However, the fee will be kept by the organization if the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of the scheduled mediation. Deposits will be returned within 24 hours upon completion of the mediation. (not applicable to eligible HSS).
allowing all parties to speak freely without or judgment or bias.
ENGAGING & EFFECTIVE
providing communication and resolution strategies with the hope to leave participants with the confidence and tools to resolve any future conflicts.
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
General Civil Matters
Family LAW disputes
Grandparent or Third-Party Visitation
General Family Matters
this is an introductory course that provides the basic skills of mediation and problem solving
Duration: 1-2 hours
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
Emotions & Conflict
diving deeper into human emotions to understand perspectives in order to resolve disputes
Duration: 1.5 hours
From Bitter to Better
approach on apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation
Duration: 1.5 hours