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The Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center is a 501 (c) non-profit organization that relies on community support in order to offer free and low cost mediation services. You donation is tax deductible and goes to support a variety of initiatives. We welcome all contributions but we’d like to show you an example of The Power of Your Generosity.

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Put a truant child back in school

A second grader had accrued 29 unexcused absences when her mother received a letter from the child’s school inviting her to attend truancy prevention mediation as an alternative to the school filing a truancy petition with the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney. When the mother arrived at the school on the morning of the mediation…..

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Bring peace between neighbors

Two neighbors came to the Center by way of referral from a Wayne County judge. One was being charged for reckless use of a firearm. This dispute started over a parking space. When his neighbor asked him to move his car from in front of his house and he refused, the two began to argue. The argument ended when he pulled out his gun and fired a shot in the air. When the parties arrived at mediation, neither were confident that they would reach an agreement.

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Find a permanent home for a child

An 11 year-old boy lived in the same foster home for 4 years, and his foster mother had considered adopting him. However, he objected and said he wasn’t ready to be adopted. His foster mother decided to give him time, respect his wishes, and let him know he was welcome to live with her as long as he wanted. She wouldn’t force him into a relationship he wasn’t ready for. Nonetheless, his case was on a track toward permanency. When the foster mother indicated she was unwilling to adopt him at that time, the service agency began to search for other adoptive placements. The boy’s maternal aunt was located.

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