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Repairing Harm, Restoring Communities

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The Dispute Resolution Center offers affordable, constructive, restorative and healing approaches to conflict resolution for the residents of Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

We hold firmly the values of:

  • Respect - an understanding that all people have value and need to be treated with humanity and dignity;
  • Integrity - an adherence to the principles of fairness and wholeness, using a transparent consensus process whenever possible;
  • Accessibility - easy to contact or approach;
  • Restorative Justice - promoting processes using truth-telling, sharing of information and empowerment with the intent of repairing the harm;
  • Diversity & Inclusion - promoting and sustaining a sense of community belonging that values and respects the talents, beliefs and backgrounds of its members.

The Center teaches and empowers the counties' residents, including families and youth, to communicate, address conflict, and work together to restore peace, healing, and wholeness through restorative approaches.