The Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) brings people together to find lasting and effective solutions to conflict
CRC provides conflict resolution services in courts, neighborhoods, in schools, between family members,
landlords and tenants, and victims and offenders. In addition, we mediate business cases, facilitate conflict resolution sessions for larger groups and provide arbitration services and public housing hearings. CRC also provides regular mediators in Hennepin County Housing, Juvenile and Harassment Courts.In mediation, parties are able to speak about their concerns, address their needs and come up with solutions that they feel are equitable. Parties who otherwise might not have access to the legal system are able to address wrongdoing and conflict in a low or no-cost process which calls for self-determination and relationship building. CRC also offers a one-party service called conflict consulting, which allows people to learn skills and develop a work-plan for addressing their conflict.
CRC also provides expert training in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation, de-escalation, communication skills,
leadership development, conflict consulting, board of director development, and strategic planning. The majority of CRC services take place in neighborhoods stricken with high levels of poverty and crime. Trained volunteer mediators live in or close to those neighborhoods and volunteer because they are concerned about the people in their neighborhoods. CRC works hard to cultivate a roster of CRC mediators that reflect the people who come to the mediation table. Increasingly our volunteers are from immigrant, minority and poor communities.