The Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula County promotes the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making.

The CDRC provides mediation and facilitation services, as well as training opportunities and other conflict resolution resources to the Missoula community and beyond.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process where individuals and groups resolve their conflicts with the help of a neutral third party known as a mediator.  The mediator facilitates communication so the disputing parties can work toward negotiating a solution.

Mediation provides parties with the opportunity to re-establish communication, craft their own solutions, and, if necessary, develop processes for dealing with future conflict.  Mediation focuses on solving problems, not fixing blame. It empowers parties to create their own solutions.

In an effort to strengthen our community and develop peace-making skills, the Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula County provides a variety of mediation services to help disputing parties communicate their interests and needs to one another in a safe and neutral environment. Additionally,  the CDRC sponsors trainings in the Missoula community. As a nonprofit, we are able to offer these services on a sliding fee scale and offer scholarships for trainings, making these services and trainings available to everyone.