why mediate?

Why try mediation before considering court? This video explains the benefits of mediation and how it may be an appropriate alternative for your situation.

what can a mediator do for you?

Learn the role of mediators and how they help people successfully navigate conflict.

Preparing for resolution in mediation

Follow these steps to get the most out of your mediation.

What does dispute resolution feel like?

Know what to expect when considering dispute resolution services such as coaching, conciliation, facilitation and mediation.

Washington's Eviction Resolution Program - How it works

Learn how Washington State’s Eviction Resolution Program empowers landlords and tenants to resolve rent disputes before they could lead to court filings and evictions.  The program is available in the following Washington State counties as of early 2021: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Clark and Thurston.

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Testimonials

Homeowners spared from foreclosure

Rental assistance brings landlord to tears

Mediator acts as a lifeline for Landlord and Tenant Negotiating Arrears

Facilitated Public input results in Men’s Shelter Permit Proposal 3 years later

Participants Surprised by their Unconscious White Bias

Why DRC mediation?

DRCs reduce the burdens of the courts, saving taxpayers money, and increasing access to justice for traditionally underserved populations. In 2019 DRCs mediated 5,070 cases, successfully settling 64% of them. 90% of clients reported mediation improved their situation.

Annually DRCs appropriate over $2 million worth of volunteer hours, directly serve over 55,000 people, indirectly serve 200,000 people whose lives are positively affected by mediation and other services and reach out to over 7 million Washington residents.

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