“DRC provides an excellent alternative to court – which is not always the best fit for certain people or certain conflicts!”
“DRC continues to contribute to the community at large by providing incredible services for peacebuilding, resolving conflict respectfully, and enabling lower income folks a place to reshape their lives by engaging in mediation. DRC rocks!”
“DRC provides one of the most valuable resources to the health and well-being of the community: helping people communicate with each other.”
“Everyone benefits from finding ways to solve problems respectfully and peacefully.”
“The Dispute Resolution Center is a remarkable resource for dispute resolution at the community level, and education about conflict resolution for Minnesota citizens. They add tremendous value to our local community with minimal resources at their disposal.”
“DRC offers tremendous services that save people time, additional angst, and tons of money by empowering them to find peaceful solutions they craft, buy into and are therefore willing to fulfill, rather than ending up with attorneys in years of lawsuits! It is the oldest community mediation program in Minnesota as well as being one of the best. Its staff and volunteers engage community members in restorative justice and mediation practices, and in creating new and meaningful ways of resolving community conflicts. It increases community conflict management skills by providing training.
“Staff and volunteers help people in conflict to talk together, decide their own solutions, and implement them in a safe and respectful manner. They share problem-solving guidance with persons experiencing public safety issues or personal disagreements. DRC mediation training also creates qualified community mediators and restorative justice practitioners. People served by DRC avoid the expensive and time-consuming litigation. Families, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods benefit from nonviolent dispute resolution.”
“I’m a huge supporter of mediation as a way for two or more parties to quickly get to the center of an issue. Rather than entering the legal system–or taking matters into their own hands–anyone can have an inherently more rewarding experience if they elect to resolve their issues with the help of DRC’s experienced volunteers and staff. Mediation has been around a long time, yet it’s the wave of the future: It saves clients and taxpayers money, and its goal is to maintain the dignity of all involved–novel ideas in the world we currently inhabit. “
“Dispute Resolution really works and in our angry frantic world we desperately need more organizations willing to teach us all how to peacefully manage our conflicts.
“DRC is living Ghandi’s call to “be the change you want to see in the world.” The organization, primarily volunteer driven, works 365 days a year to give the community opportunities to manage issues peaceably and give people strong tools to use in their own lives to resolve conflict.