Dispute Resolution Center of King County
“The Dispute Resolution Center of King County opens pathways to understanding and solving conflict.”
The Dispute Resolution Center of King County (DRC) is a non-profit organization that has provided affordable mediation and conflict resolution services for individuals, businesses, and families in King County since 1986. The DRC uses professional mediators from the community who volunteer their time to help us resolve over 1,000 disputes a year. Using volunteer mediators helps us keep the cost of providing services low so that more of our citizens have access to a low-cost resolution process. The DRC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by a paid staff.
We help people resolve conflicts in a variety of disputes including: neighbors, businesses and consumers, divorce, separation, parenting plans, organizational conflict, workplaces, schools, elder care, parents and teens, large groups, and landlord and tenant issues.
The DRC offers a rigorous Basic Mediation Training program and a mentored practicum for people who want to learn facilitative mediation. We also provide customized training for businesses and nonprofit organizations, continuing education for professional mediators, and workshops in conflict resolution skills for community members.