The Dispute Resolution Center is located Inside the Chase Bank Building.

The Dispute Resolution Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides and promotes accessible, high-quality dispute resolution services for all people in Travis County and the surrounding Austin, TX areas.  In addition, the DRC offers  Mediation Services, Mediation TrainingCustomized Mediation TrainingFacilitation Services and Community Education Programs designed to give individuals, businesses and communities the skills necessary to effectively mediate and resolve conflicts.



Eldercare Mediations are Now Available at The DRC!!!

Mediators train at the DRC in order to conduct Eldercare Mediation Sessions


Mediators train to become a DRC resource to the aging Austin/Travis County community as Elder Care issues take presence with the aging baby boomer population.  


The DRC is now offering mediation services to those citizens experiencing a menu of issues regarding the care of the elderly loved one, including:

*  Financial Issues   *  Long Term Living Decisions   *  Health and Medical Decisions   *  Family Dynamics     

Call the Dispute Resolution Center TODAY to assist you and your family with these issues, 512-371-0033 or Click Here to sign up!


Interested in Mediation Training?

Register Now!  For the Next Basic Mediator Course!!

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

February 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 2018 

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The 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course is a 5-day (8:30am – 5:30pm) training offered since 1986 to the general public several times each year. This course is designed to give individuals the skills and credentials they need to serve as a mediator in the State of Texas. The training focuses on the community-based mediation model. Individuals actively participate in practice mediation following each lecture session, and certificates are provided to participants upon completion of the course.

Register Now!  For the Next Family Mediator Course for Mediators!!

Family Mediation Course for Mediators is July 10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (Click HERE)

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The Advanced Family Mediation Training is a 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas ADR Act requirements for mediators doing court-ordered family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations in a combined lecture and role play environment.


Register Now!  For the Next Elder Mediation Course for Mediators!!

Elder Mediation Course for Mediators is October 3, 4, 5, 2018 (Click HERE)

The Elder Mediation Training is a 20 hour (2.5 day) training designed for mediators interested in mediating elder and adult family issues. Participants will become familiar with the types of issues they may encounter when working with seniors and their families, and techniques to help with resolution.


DRC Facility/Room Rentals

Need space for a Private Mediation or community group gathering?  

Give us a call at 512-371-0033 and ask  about our space options!


DRC News and Events

Volunteers at our Past Spring Appreciation Event at Gino’s Vino Restaurant!    April 2017~

Since the DRC fulfills its Mission with the expertise and assistance of its Volunteer Mediators,  we take this month to acknowledge and praise those who have served!   Stay tuned for specifics during the Month of April!!!   Below are a few of our mediating stars from past Appreciation Events—