• 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

Conflict & Contempt

Disagreement & Division.

One month before the civil war, president Lincoln delivered his first inaugural address. He cited the constitution 34 times and hoped that his eloquence would quell the oncoming tragedy…

Unfortunately, we are dealing with the same, and many other, issues that divide us 159 years later.

Our workshop, Guiding Division, will start where Lincoln ended his first inaugural speech, with a hope and aspiration for unity and peace:

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

With this in mind, CDR is offering a workshop to provide a foundation for our community’s – and our nation’s – journey back to civility.    

Here’s a brief outline of the main topics:

Day 1 (2 hours):

  • Psychology and physiology of conflict;
  • Cognitive bias and its impact on reasoning and argument;
  • Information dissemination by the media; 
  • Maintaining self-care during conflict;

Day 2 (2 hours):

  • Communication skill-building and practice;
  • Engaging with political and historical narratives;
  • How we move forward;

This workshop provides presentation, discussion, and assigned activities, along with supplemental reading and other resources to be used before, during, and after the sessions.

4 Workshops Over 2 Weeks

(All workshops are the same.  You are more than welcome to take the workshop more than once if you choose.)

Workshop 1

Tuesday/Thursday (5:30-7:30)

November 10 & 12

Workshop 2

Wednesday/Friday (12pm – 2pm)

November 11 & 13

Workshop 3

Tuesday/Thursday (5:30-7:30)

November 17 & 19

Workshop 4

Wednesday/Friday (12pm – 2pm)

November 18 & 20

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Mediation

For nearly 40 years, CDR has provided high quality mediation services to communities in 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.
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Facilitation

CDR's facilitation program guides groups through a wide range of issues and group dynamics to help achieve resolution.  CDR can help your group whether it is new or long-standing; large or small; informal or professional.
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Education and Training

CDR conducts trainings throughout the year covering a broad range of topics. Collectively, our trainers have hundreds of years of experience in all areas of conflict resolution. Our trainings are available to the public throughout the year. Custom training are available 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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Upcoming Workshop