“Over the years the Center has developed various ways of settling disputes. All of these methods have featured the active participation of the people with conflicts in fashioning resolutions that meet their needs.”

Linda R. Singer, CDS Founder and President
Read the full Founder's Statement…

Center for Dispute Settlement

1666 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-9572 | Fax 202-332-3951
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Local Program Partners

DC Office of Police Complaints

Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia

District of Columbia Public Schools

George Washington University Law School mediation clinic

Conflict Resolution Organizations and Associations

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)

American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution

The Conflict Resolution Information Source

Other Links

Legal service providers in DC; a list from the DC Courts

JAMS: The Resolution Experts

Settling Disputes: Conflict Resolution In Business, Families, And The Legal System by Linda R. Singer