The Rice County Dispute Resolution Program offers community and civil court mediation services.

What is Mediation? Mediation is a voluntary process used to settle disputes.  Individuals involved meet with a trained neutral who listens to both perspectives of the issue. The mediator maintains order, a safe environment and makes sure all parties involved are heard. The mediator does not  decide who is right or wrong but helps all parties involved reach an agreement that is acceptable to all parties.

Why Use Mediation?

Low cost: You do not need a lawyer, unless you want one to review the agreement before it is signed.
Quick help: Sessions are scheduled around the parties’ schedules and available mediator in a neutral location.
Confidential: Only involved parties attend.
Self-determined: Parties have total control of the outcome and determine what acceptable agreement or resolution will work for them.

Rice County Dispute Resolution Program

Northfield Community Resource Center
1651 Jefferson Parkway.
Suite HS 125
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 664-3522
Email: director@rcdrp.org


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