|DRS Offers the Following Programs:
- Civil Mediation:
DRS mediates the following types of cases:
You can bring most disputes to DRS either before or after you have filed a lawsuit.
Attorneys, real estate agents, and other professionals are welcome to attend the
mediation. DRS has facilities available for the professional to talk privately with
his or her client.
- small claims
- family issues
- divorce (when each side has an attorney)
- Parent/Teen Mediation:
Mediators meet at the Juvenile Boot Camp with the parents and their teenager who is
incarcerated. They discuss how they will be able to live together when the youth is
released. This process helps the parties resolve the current issues and set boundaries,
and it helps teach the parties how to communicate with each other.
- Victim/Offender Mediation:
If the victim wishes, in certain cases the victim meets with the mediator and the
offender. This powerful process offers the victim the possibility of obtaining healing
and closure regarding the offense. This opporunity is not available to the victim in
any other setting. In the mediation, restitution may be worked out for the offender.
This type of mediation allows the offender to face the victim, gives the offender the
opporunity to "put a face to the crime", and may also help deter the offender
from repeating the crime.
- Public Policy Mediation:
When multiple parties are in conflict (i.e. the refineries and the residents), DRS
brings them together in several meetings to discuss the conflicted issues.
- Corpus Christi Army Depot ADR Mediation Program:
This type of mediation concentrates on the interests of the parties rather than their
legal positions. It promotes a healthy climate by advancing the interests of the continuing