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DRS Offers the Following Programs:

Civil Mediation:

DRS mediates the following types of cases:

  • consumer/merchant
  • landlord/tenant
  • employer/employee
  • business
  • small claims
  • family issues
  • friends
  • ·neighbors
  • divorce (when each side has an attorney)

Attorneys, real estate agents, and other professionals are welcome to use our services.

Victim/Offender Mediation:

If the victim wishes, in certain cases the victim meets with the mediator and the offender. This powerful process offers the victim the possibility of obtaining healing and closure regarding the offense. This opportunity is not available to the victim in any other setting. In the mediation, restitution may be worked out for the offender. This type of mediation allows the offender to face the victim, gives the offender the opportunity to "put a face to the crime", and may also help deter the offender from repeating the crime.

Public Policy Mediation:

When multiple parties are in conflict (i.e. the refineries and the residents), DRS brings them together in several meetings to discuss the conflicted issues.