Harris County Dispute Resolution Center

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Country: USA
  • City: Houston
  • Type of organization: Non-profit Corporation
  • Date of creation: 1980
  • Interests: Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: Community, Family, Workplace, Consumerist (…) Disputes

[edit] Description

Established in 1980, the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is a non-profit corporation sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and funded through Harris County. The DRC provides free Alternative Dispute Resolution services to the residents of Harris County. The Center's primary focus is mediation. The DRC mediates disputes that include: family, neighbors, auto repair, landlord and tenant, consumer and merchant, homeowner associations, employment, etc.

[edit] Community Based Mediation Program

Mediation: Landlord/Tenant, Neighbors, Auto Repair, Consumer/Merchant, etc., Includes Justice of the Peace Cases

[edit] Litigation Program

Mediation, Arbitration, Moderated Settlement Conference: Cases from County Civil, District Civil, Probate, Appellate, and Federal Courts

[edit] Juvenile Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases from Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Courts and Law Enforcement (HPD, School Police, etc.)

[edit] Family Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases from Family Courts and Attorneys

[edit] Special Education Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases from Schools, and TEA (Texas Education Agency)

[edit] Victim Offender Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases from Criminal Courts, Adult Probation, and Law Enforcement

[edit] Children's Protective Services Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases involving CPS (Children's Protective Services) from Juvenile Courts, and Attorneys

[edit] Truancy Mediation Program

Mediation: Cases from all public schools in Harris County, Justice of the Peace Courts, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement

[edit] Training

  • 40 Classroom Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • 16 Classroom Hour Juvenile/Victim Offender Mediation Training: Mediators must have completed a DRC (or DRC approved) 40 Classroom Hour Basic Mediation Training.
  • 24 Classroom Hour Family Mediation Training: Mediators must have completed a DRC (or DRC approved) 40 Classroom Hour Basic Mediation Training.
  • 24 Classroom Hour Children’s Protective Service Mediation Training: Mediators must have completed a DRC (or DRC approved) 40 Classroom Hour Basic Mediation Training.

[edit] Contact

49 San Jacinto, Suite 220. Houston, TX 77002-1233 - USA

Tel: 713-755-8274

Fax: 713-755-8885

Email: nick@drchouston.org

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