Since 1984, 20 Dispute Resolution Centers have been established to provide alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and training services. DRCs are mandated to provide services independent of a clients’ ability to pay, guaranteeing that all citizens have access to a low-cost resolution process when they can’t afford costly litigation and/or when they want to work things out directly with the others involved.
There are currently 20 Dispute Resolution Centers in Washington serving 94% of the state’s population. Together the DRCs in Washington serve over 80,000 people each year with the help of over 45,000 volunteer hours. To find a dispute resolution center near you check out the web site for Resolution Washington, the association of Dispute Resolution Centers.