• Mediation Services

      Resolving disputes is CDR’s specialty.   We’ve mediated thousands of cases over the last 30 years, utilizing well-trained and experienced mediators and case developers to provide high quality services throughout the mediation process.

      We offer mediation services in a variety of areas within our Community, Family, and Restorative Justice Programs.

      Family Mediation

      Separation/Divorce

      Couples

      Co-parenting

      Parent/Teen

      Elder Care & Probate

      Community Mediation

      Neighbor to Neighbor

      Landlord/Tenant

      Manufactured Communities

      Nonprofit/For-profit

      Government/Public

       

       

      Restorative Justice 

      Restorative Justice in Schools

      Community Restorative Justice

      Circuit Court Diversion

      Municipal Court Diversion

      Post-Release Victim-Offender

       

    • Facilitation Services

      CDR has well-trained and experienced facilitators who can work with groups of all sizes and types.

      Our facilitation services are tailored to the needs of a particular group, and we can be flexible with meeting lengths, times, as well as one-time vs. ongoing facilitation needs.

      If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please reach out to CDR to talk with our staff who can help match our services with your needs. 

      Family Mediation

      Separation/Divorce

      Couples

      Co-parenting

      Parent/Teen

      Elder Care & Probate

      Community Mediation

      Neighbor to Neighbor

      Landlord/Tenant

      Manufactured Communities

      Nonprofit/For-profit

      Government/Public

       

       

      Restorative Justice 

      Restorative Justice in Schools

      Community Restorative Justice

      Circuit Court Diversion

      Municipal Court Diversion

      Post-Release Victim-Offender

       

    • Restorative Justice Services

      CDR has decades of experience with youth and adult restorative justice.

      Restorative justice guides people who commit harms to take a full and active form of accountability.  At the same time, it takes seriously the needs of victims and their right to have a strong voice in how the harm is repaired.  Schools, courts, and workplaces are increasingly training their teams in these values and tools.

      Schools

      CDR supports the growing movement in education for more holistic, equitable, relationship-based discipline structures.  We assist educators and administrators in cultivating meaningful, growth-oriented accountability in their schools through professional development trainings, sustained coaching of specific school personnel, systems consultation, and facilitation of restorative discipline dialogues.

       

      Criminal Justice

      In partnership with the Office of the Lane County District Attorney, CDR runs a Restorative Justice Diversion Program.  Defendants who plead into this program go through a series of dialogues to collaboratively explore what full accountability means for their situation, where the impacts have been, and what can be done towards making things right.  This program has an excellent track record of diverting individuals away from sentencing and toward meaningful community integration.  

      Community

      Residents of Lane County may initiate a case with CDR for a Restorative process to address a specific harm. Our trained, experienced facilitators conduct individual meetings with the person harmed and the person or people who caused the harm.  We uncover impacts and needs, and determine whether to convene a dialogue between the parties.  These cases have some resemblance to mediations, but the goals are authentic rebalancing of relationships, humanizing the “other,” and seeking to address real impacts. 

       

  • Resources and Learning

Open Positions at CDR

Employment opportunities at CDR are posted on this page.  Details regarding the application process can be found in each individual job posting.

CDR values and centers diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its work, both internally and externally.  The following are the working definitions of DEI at CDR:

Diversity refers to the array of differences in identity, including physical, philosophical, cognitive, cultural and linguistic, within any given community. Placing a value on diversity presupposes the notion that a community is fundamentally healthier (and more just) when it both contains and is informed by this multiplicity of perspectives.

Equity is the existence of conditions where all members of a community can reach their full potential; it requires ongoing, honest self-assessment of privilege, inter-cultural fluency, and implicit bias to inform the lens through which we examine our personal positions, interpersonal interactions, and institutional structures.

Inclusion speaks to the methods that an organization or community uses to ensure that diverse members have an opportunity to participate in that community, contribute to its expressions, and exert power within its leadership and decision-making structures. The extent to which a community operates from an ethos of inclusion reflects their support of equity and their understanding of the importance of diversity.

CDR is in the early stages of its DEI journey.  All CDR employees are expected to participate in, and contribute to, the regular and ongoing DEI initiatives and efforts across the agency. 

CDR encourages those who have worked in, lived with, or are members of, marginalized communities to apply for open staff positions.  CDR is committed to working against historical and systemic trends of privileging normative identities for jobs and opportunities.  In accordance with Federal Law, CDR does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, of disability.

Click on the tabs below to view current job opportunities at CDR.

Position description:

Just Lead is a grant-funded pilot project funded by Oregon’s Youth Development Division. As part of CDR’s Restorative Justice in Schools program, Just Lead is designed to use Restorative Practices to help support adjudicated youth as they repair their relationships with school communities after separation, as well as to offer restorative options to youth still in school who may be entangled in repetitive conflicts. To do this, the Just Lead project enrolls the help of students at two partner high schools who receive training as peer facilitators.

The Project Coordinator position will assist the RJ in Schools Manager in carrying out the primary objectives of this project.

FTE and Pay: This is a 1.0 FTE position (40 hrs/ week), paid at $19/ hr. **Please note that because this is a grant-funded position, we can only guarantee that it will be funded through May of 2023.

Benefits: PacificSource Medical and Dental

Primary Duties:

The Youth RJ Coordinator will work closely with the Restorative Justice in Schools Program Manager in two major initiatives in the our RJ in Schools program.

  • Coordinating our pilot Just Lead Program: 
  • Managing a case load of youth clients either already adjudicated or identified by their schools as needing restorative interventions; 
  • Facilitating or co-facilitating restorative dialogues with youth clients as they find ways to repair harm or re-enter their neighborhood school after separation; 
  • Providing training and activities focused on peer facilitation, mediation and restorative justice for a group of youth Peer Ambassadors from each of our two partner high schools; 
  • Leading or co-leading activities for Peer Ambassadors that are fun, build community, and develop understanding of facilitation skills and RJ philosophies; 
  • Collaborating with Peer Ambassadors to identify projects that might contribute to the proactive and restorative practices at their respective schools, and to assist them, wherever possible, in carrying those projects out; 
  • Collaborating with program partners at the City of Eugene and Lane County Youth Services to identify positive paths for youth clients to take to improve or repair their relationships with school community members, peers, or other harmed parties; 
  • Providing logistical support, when needed, to the BASICS project, a grant-funded research project with our partners at the University of Oregon.

Minimum Qualifying Skills/ Experience:

  • Experience working with teenagers in a leadership or educational role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of mediation/ conflict resolution
  • Ability to model healthy communication skills and strategies, both verbal and written
  • Basic de-escalation strategies

Preferred Qualifying skills/ Experience:

  • Nonviolent Communication (20+ hrs of training or 3+ years applied experience)*
  • Active experience facilitating or co-facilitating conflicts (either in mediation or Restorative Conferencing)
  • Active experience working with youth in school settings
  • Foundations of Restorative Practice training*

* we provide training in these areas even if experience is already present

Background Check:

Because this position works closely with minors, some highly vulnerable, the successful candidate will be required to clear a criminal background check. Having a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify someone as a candidate—in some cases, interaction with the court system and personal experience of incarceration may provide unique qualifications for this work. However, any past criminal activity involving harm, or risk of harm, to minors will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Schedule

Position will be up to 40 hours per week, and may include some weekends and evenings. Some remote work is possible, but it is anticipated that more than half of workdays will need to be on site at our office.

Compensation

Pay: $39,520/year ($19/hourly)

Status: This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week.

Benefits: Full Health and Dental coverage for individual/family.

Holidays: Staff receive full pay for every Federal Holiday.

Paid Time Off: Incoming staff accrue 40 hours of vacation time and 40 hours of sick time per year.

 

How to Apply

Submit in pdf form a resume/CV, a list of four professional references, and answers to the two application questions (below) to jobs@lanecdr.org. 

Application Questions: 

What about this position is most closely connected to your own key values? (100 words maximum)

Describe the experiences and skills you have that you believe will be a great fit for fulfilling this role? (250 words max).

Applications are accepted until 11:59pm on July 25th, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Timeline:

Applications are accepted until July 25th, at 11:59pm.

July 27th: applicants will be informed if selected for an interview

Start Date: August, 8th-15th (note: start date may be flexible depending on applicants needs regarding other employment and/or relocation needs).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.00 per hour

Submit all applications to jobs@lanecdr.org

Email questions to jobs@lanecdr.org

Position Description

The Center for Dialogue and Resolution (CDR) is beginning a stage of significant expansion of its community restorative justice (CRJ) program.  With new funding from the state government, CDR is adding positions to increase both the number of cases we can handle, as well as the depth of service we provide in each case.  The Social Support Coordinator will serve participants in the program, who may be responsible parties or impacted parties, by seeing that they are connected with all appropriate and available supports in the community during their time as participants in our program.  These needs may include employment, housing, mental/behavioral health, physical health, transportation, legal aid, financial counseling, or others.    

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. In fact, life experiences can be at least as important a factor in effective fulfillment of this role than formal training.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Lived Experience

CDR encourages those who have worked in, lived with, or have previous personal experience with the carceral and punitive criminal justice system.**

**A criminal background is not necessarily a disqualifying factor for employment, however, CDR reserves the right to make decisions on employment related to background checks as necessary and appropriate to agency needs.

Accountability

Reports to RJ Program Manager and Executive Director, and works in collaboration with other staff members.

General Responsibilities:

Works to ensure appropriate levels of social services for all participants in Community Restorative Justice program.  This is a new position, representing a significant increase in this aspect of our service to clients.  While we have a clear vision of the purpose of this position, the person hired will, in collaboration with the Program Manager, develop much of the practical ways of fulfilling this vision.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Meets with all CRJ participants, assesses whether referrals or other connections to social supports are needed, and plans with participants to remove obstacles to their receiving of adequate support, in the areas of employment, transportation, mental/behavioral health, and government benefits
  • Maintains contact with all relevant social service agencies in Lane County, staying up to date with their program offerings, and how to access them
  • Maintains regular communication with Program Manager and Program Coordinator about all open cases
  • In conjunction with other staff, supports program’s continuous improvement, including participation in monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
  • Understands and uses our tracking systems to support good data collection
  • Participates regularly in staff meetings and other agency meetings as needed or requested
  • Cross-trains with other staff members
  • Uses appropriate conflict resolution processes to deal with all concerns or conflicts with volunteers, staff, or others
  • Collaborates with all staff to improve agency operating systems
  • Performs other duties as necessary and requested
  • Represents the agency positively to volunteers in the agency
  • Represents CDR positively in meetings with other agency personnel, agency partners, stakeholders, and community members 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience working with individuals in vulnerable and stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and/or strengthen communication and collaboration between organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Training and experience in Restorative Justice Facilitation (conferencing, circles…)
  • Program coordination experience
  • Case management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Completion of a Basic Mediation Training
  • Basic understanding of legal terminology and functional understanding of criminal court systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Schedule

Position will be up to 40 hours per week, and may include some weekends and evenings.  Some remote work is possible, but it is anticipated that more than half of workdays will need to be on site at our office.

Compensation

Pay: $37,440/year ($18/hourly) 

Status: This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week.

Benefits: Full Health and Dental coverage for individual/family.

Holidays: Staff receive full pay for every Federal Holiday.

Paid Time Off: Incoming staff accrue 40 hours of vacation time and 40 hours of sick time per year.

How to Apply

Submit in pdf form a resume/CV, a list of four professional references, and your answers to the Application Questions (see below), to jobs@lanecdr.org.  Applications are accepted until 11:59pm on July 5th, 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted.

In the subject line of your email application submission, use the subject line “Re: CRJ Social Support Coordinator”

Application Questions (Submit answers in pdf form on a single page)

What about this position is most closely connected to your own key values? (100 words maximum)

Describe the experiences and skills you have that you believe will be a great fit for fulfilling this role (250 words max).

Application Timeline: 

Applications are accepted until July 5th, at 11:59pm.

July 11th: applicants will be informed if selected for an interview

July 18th: applicants will be informed if selected for a second interview

Start Date: August, 1st (note: start date is flexible between August, 1st and August 15th depending on applicants needs regarding other employment and/or relocation needs).

Submit all applications to jobs@lanecdr.org

Email questions to jobs@lanecdr.org

Position Description

The Center for Dialogue and Resolution (CDR) is beginning a stage of significant expansion of its community restorative justice (CRJ) program.  With new funding from the state government, CDR is adding positions to increase both the number of cases we can handle, as well as the depth of service we provide in each case.  The Social Support Coordinator will serve participants in the program, who may be responsible parties or impacted parties, by seeing that they are connected with all appropriate and available supports in the community during their time as participants in our program.  These needs may include employment, housing, mental/behavioral health, physical health, transportation, legal aid, financial counseling, or others.    

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. In fact, life experiences can be at least as important a factor in effective fulfillment of this role than formal training.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Lived Experience

CDR encourages those who have worked in, lived with, or have previous personal experience with the carceral and punitive criminal justice system.**

**A criminal background is not necessarily a disqualifying factor for employment, however, CDR reserves the right to make decisions on employment related to background checks as necessary and appropriate to agency needs.

Accountability

Reports to RJ Program Manager and Executive Director, and works in collaboration with other staff members.

General Responsibilities:

Works to ensure appropriate levels of social services for all participants in Community Restorative Justice program.  This is a new position, representing a significant increase in this aspect of our service to clients.  While we have a clear vision of the purpose of this position, the person hired will, in collaboration with the Program Manager, develop much of the practical ways of fulfilling this vision.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Meets with all CRJ participants, assesses whether referrals or other connections to social supports are needed, and plans with participants to remove obstacles to their receiving of adequate support, in the areas of employment, transportation, mental/behavioral health, and government benefits
  • Maintains contact with all relevant social service agencies in Lane County, staying up to date with their program offerings, and how to access them
  • Maintains regular communication with Program Manager and Program Coordinator about all open cases
  • In conjunction with other staff, supports program’s continuous improvement, including participation in monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
  • Understands and uses our tracking systems to support good data collection
  • Participates regularly in staff meetings and other agency meetings as needed or requested
  • Cross-trains with other staff members
  • Uses appropriate conflict resolution processes to deal with all concerns or conflicts with volunteers, staff, or others
  • Collaborates with all staff to improve agency operating systems
  • Performs other duties as necessary and requested
  • Represents the agency positively to volunteers in the agency
  • Represents CDR positively in meetings with other agency personnel, agency partners, stakeholders, and community members 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience working with individuals in vulnerable and stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and/or strengthen communication and collaboration between organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Training and experience in Restorative Justice Facilitation (conferencing, circles…)
  • Program coordination experience
  • Case management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Completion of a Basic Mediation Training
  • Basic understanding of legal terminology and functional understanding of criminal court systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Schedule

Position will be up to 40 hours per week, and may include some weekends and evenings.  Some remote work is possible, but it is anticipated that more than half of workdays will need to be on site at our office.

Compensation

Pay: $37,440/year ($18/hourly) 

Status: This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week.

Benefits: Full Health and Dental coverage for individual/family.

Holidays: Staff receive full pay for every Federal Holiday.

Paid Time Off: Incoming staff accrue 40 hours of vacation time and 40 hours of sick time per year.

How to Apply

Submit in pdf form a resume/CV, a list of four professional references, and your answers to the Application Questions (see below), to jobs@lanecdr.org.  Applications are accepted until 11:59pm on July 5th, 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted.

In the subject line of your email application submission, use the subject line “Re: CRJ Social Support Coordinator”

Application Questions (Submit answers in pdf form on a single page)

What about this position is most closely connected to your own key values? (100 words maximum)

Describe the experiences and skills you have that you believe will be a great fit for fulfilling this role (250 words max).

Application Timeline: 

Applications are accepted until July 5th, at 11:59pm.

July 11th: applicants will be informed if selected for an interview

July 18th: applicants will be informed if selected for a second interview

Start Date: August, 1st (note: start date is flexible between August, 1st and August 15th depending on applicants needs regarding other employment and/or relocation needs).

Submit all applications to jobs@lanecdr.org

Email questions to jobs@lanecdr.org

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Mediation

For nearly 40 years, CDR has provided high quality mediation services to the communities of Lane County. CDR helps clients through the entire mediation process, from the initial call, to the final agreement and resolution. Our goal is to ensure that the mediation process is responsive, efficient, and affordable. Learn More About Mediation Services

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Facilitation

CDR's facilitation program guides groups through all kinds of issues and group dynamics toward resolution.  Whether your group is new or long-standing, large or small, informal or professional, CDR can help. Learn More About Facilitation Services

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Education and Training

CDR conducts trainings throughout the year in a broad range of topics. Our trainers have a collective hundreds of years of experience in all areas of conflict resolution. Our trainings are available to the public, and we also do custom training for groups of all kinds. Learn More About Trainings and Education Services

Building Peaceful Communities

For the past four decades, CDR has been building more peaceful communities in Lane County.  Our services, and the training and workshops we provide, have helped tens of thousands learn how to use positive communication to transform conflict.

DIVORCE 101

Once a month, CDR provides a low-cost informational workshop for those considering separation or divorce.
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