• 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

Tools for Harmony within Diversity
The Friendly Style Profile

This workshop provides concrete, practical skills to sustain
healthy relationships in a diverse world. Unfortunately, so often we end up in
one or a series of conflicts because we lack one or a set of interpersonal
skills. The good news is that skill development is a fairly doable way to build
healthy relationships!

Whether we are relating to coworkers in our work spheres, in
our personal lives, with our neighbors, with our fellow students, or members of
our extended families, or within our various communities, we can learn to build
healthier relationships, prevent dysfunctional conflict, and become better
equipped to understand, affirm, and work compassionately with one another.

This workshop will explore a practical means of
understanding one’s own and others’ behavior using the inventory tool, the Friendly
Style Profile
. With these deeper understandings we will also look at customized
and specific skills to use in our various relationships.

By helping us “speak each other’s languages,” Dr.
Barbara Daté will guide us in an in-depth exploration of our individual and
cultural differences and requisite skills to use in everyday work and
life.  These skill sets added into one’s
toolbox, can immediately help prevent dysfunctional conflict and improve
respectful and compassionate relationships in various contexts in one’s
life.  So many conflicts which occur
develop from a lack of interpersonal skills and unfortunately develop into such
conflict that often there is an “exit” scene by one party simply because the
individuals or the group/organization did not know how to prevent it from
developing into a crisis.  Both
researchers and practitioners know that prevention is cheaper than crisis
intervention!  We can all benefit from
adding more tools into our interpersonal competency toolboxes to help us
continue to build a workplace/community/world at peace.   If you stay awake during this workshop, we
guarantee that you will have some clear and specific skills to use when you
turn off your computer, laptop or smart phone!

The educational materials are included in the Tuition Fees: A
Friendly Style Profile
inventory and textbooklet, the Daté periwinkle coil workbook
Tools for Harmony Within Diversity, and two customized Personal Style Profile
name cards.  

Registration closes about 2
weeks in advance because the survey must be filled out and returned in advance
in order for us to prepare all the customized materials. 

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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.
Learn More

Upcoming Workshop