The DRC is an independent non-profit agency providing low-cost mediation services to individuals and businesses in Fort Bend and surrounding counties. We utilize volunteer mediators who are qualified according to the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Statute, and the curriculum of the Texas Mediation Trainers’ Roundtable. Further, by joining our roster, you commit yourself to compliance with the policies and procedures of the DRC, and the standards of practice and ethical code of conduct adopted by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you may complete our volunteer application, which can be found here. Additionally, you can find the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics adopted by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association by clicking here.
Mediation is a confidential process in which an impartial person, a mediator, encourages and facilitates communication between parties who are involved in a conflict and strives to promote an agreement or understanding between the parties. The primary responsibility for a resolution of the mediated conflict rests with the parties.
The Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing high-quality, low cost dispute resolution services for all people in Fort Bend County and the counties.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE: DRC OFFICES CLOSED
In compliance with the Stay at Home Save Lives Order issued by the Fort Bend County Judge on March 24, 2020, the DRC offices will be closed effective March 24, 2020 through April 3, 2020 and all mediations scheduled during this time are canceled. If a declaration of the local disaster for public health is extended, the DRC offices will remain closed for that extension of time.
Fort Bend Dispute Resolution Center
211 Houston Street
Richmond, Texas 77469
Tel: (281) 342-5000