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Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution

Housed within the University of Oregon School of Law, the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution (OOCDR) supports the delivery of upstream alternative dispute resolution services across Oregon.

OOCDR promotes inclusive and accessible mediation services that are tailored to the community. We support the network of Community Dispute Resolution Centers across the state through grantmaking, consultation, training, research, technical assistance, networking, and collaborative activities and initiatives.

R​​​​esolution Centers provide direct services, help connect people to local providers (e.g., financial resources, legal aid, rehousing & credit counseling), and provide conflict resolution education for youth and adult community members.

Supporting Inclusive Access to Justice

Our program aims to increase underserved community member's access to preventative services and improve access to justice in Oregon. Our partners at Oregon Community Dispute Resolution Centers across Oregon are working to create safer communities by providing a broad range of accessible dispute resolution services.

9,206
CASES MEDIATED OR FACILITATED
51,613
OREGONIANS USED MEDIATION SERVICES
21,012
VOLUNTEER HOURS CONTRIBUTED TO COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES

 

82%
OF MANDATORY CASES CREATED AGREEMENTS
91%
OF CLIENTS FELT THE MEDIATION PROCESS WAS FAIR
94%
OF CLIENTS FELT RESPECTED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

Learn more about OOCDR's impact in our 2022 Biennial Report.


Community Dispute Resolution Centers


15
Dispute resolution Centers
24
Oregon Counties

 

 

Some services are available statewide, while other services are available to residents of specific counties. If you're unsure whether you can access services at any of the above Community Dispute Resolution Centers, please contact us for more information.  


In the News 

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Thanks to support from legislative leaders—including Representative Pam Marsh, Senator Jeff Golden and others—the University of Oregon School of Law’s Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution (OOCDR) recently secured $1.2 million in grant funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). Read the full article here: https://law.uoregon.edu/oregon-law-secures-12-million-support-housing-stability-across-oregon

KATU newsperson deliver a story about Oregon evictions

In the month of November alone 2,141 eviction proceedings were filed in Oregon courts, according to PSU research. 16,788 were filed since the start of 2022. A new pilot program hopes to prevent at least some of those from ending in forced removal. Read the full news story here: https://katu.com/news/local/mediation-pilot-program-hopes-to-prevent-mounting-oregon-evictions​​​​​​


Contact us

Patrick Sponsler - Administrator, Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution

Email: sponsler@uoregon.edu
Phone: 541-346-1623
Office: 137A Knight Law


Our partners

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The Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution receives 100% of its funding from the Oregon State Legislature. To access Oregon Target Fund Budget information, please click here

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