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 TrainingCustomized Mediation TrainingFacilitation Services and Community Education Programs designed to give individuals, businesses and communities the skills necessary to effectively mediate and resolve conflicts.


Trans Atlantic

                  Welcome!  2014 Trans-Atlantic Practicum


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40 Hour Basic Mediation Training (Click HERE)
May 14,15,16,20,21, 2014

The 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course is a 5-day (8:30am – 5:30pm) training offered 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.

(MCLE including 3 hours of Ethics provided)


DRC News and Events

Visit the Voice Box! Have a question, comment or just curious about mediation? Dialogue with the Director, Kris Donley and on a quarterly basis, she’ll post the results for the web surfers. More


The DRC at Austin often plays host to a variety of interested visitors from all the world seeking perspectives on community problem solving and peacemaking.  Our Center has been selected as a favorite stopping ground for the tours scheduled by the US Department of State and our local Global Austin.  This International Visitor Leadership Program  brought twenty two visitors to the DRC for a presentation, dialogue and tour of the facility.  Countries represented included Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belize, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, India, Iraq, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peoples Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Somali and Sri Lanka.   Assisting staff members included Rita Rancken and Scott Rich.  The group enjoyed an overview of the Centers activities and speaking with our Board members (and mediators) Kathleen Hall, Pct 3 Commissioner Appointee and Pat Conegliano, Pct 4, Commissioner Gomez Appointee and David Garza, Past Chair of the Board of Directors.    Thunderous applause and gratitude to these mediators and staff members who helped make this a memorable stop on the cross country tour of this group!