Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center

Celebrating its 24nd year of service, the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC) plays an important role in helping build and maintain healthy communities.  Founded in 1990 by a group of civic-minded citizens, the Center’s mediation and restorative justice services promote justice, non-violence and the peaceful resolution of conflict.  PDRC main offices are located in historic downtown Warrenton and it also operates the Office of Dispute Resolution in Manassas. PDRC serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Stafford, Spotsylvania, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and surrounding areas.  Seventy-five percent of the people served fall within the federal guidelines for low income.  Managed by a 13-member Board of Directors, the Center has five full-time employees, two part-time employees and 36 volunteers.  Staff and volunteer mediators are certified by the Judicial Council of Virginia.  In FY 2013, the Center served 7,041 people, through all if its programs and localities combined.