The Resolution Services Center, a 501(c)3 organization, was developed in 1990 as part of the Community Dispute Resolution Act. In order to resolve conflict, a variety of methods are utilized including mediation, transformative conferencing, and facilitation. Other methods may be utilized depending upon the case facts. Mediators/facilitators are neutral and do not take sides nor give advice. They help organize and manage a process in which the parties discuss their perspectives, generate opinions, and come out to their own resolution.
The Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan helps individuals, families, youth, businesses, and organizations resolve conflict through a variety of methods, including mediation, facilitation, restorative practices and training.
Our vision is to promote and empower peaceful conflict resolution in the six-county region by our Center:
Having a neutral facilitator often is the key to coming to an agreement, even for long-term conflicts.
Statistics compiled by the State Court Administrative office for 2008 indicates that 86% of the cases mediated were resolved and that agreements were upheld in 93% of the cases.
WHY A NEUTRAL FACILITATOR?
WHAT IS THE COST OF OUR SERVICES?
Fees are based on case type and are assessed at intake. Clients may be referred to private mediators/facilitators based on income/debt load assessments.
WHO ARE THE MEDIATORS?
Our mediators meet the requirements of either Court Rule 2.411 or Domestic Relations Court Rule 3.216, and are eligible for court appointment.
Transformative conference facilitators have been trained in alternative student discipline as developed by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (www.iirp.org).