Welcome to Mediation & Restorative Justice Center, Inc.

Mediation Services to the Western North Carolina communities of Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey counties..
Located behind The Watauga County Government Center at 133 N. Water Street, Boone, NC
The Mediation & Restorative Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1976, providing mediation and restorative justice services within the Western North Carolina communities of Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey counties.

Mission Statement

To reduce the physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by unresolved conflict, litigation, and incarceration by providing mediation, alternative sentencing, and other restorative processes that increase the respect, peace, productivity and safety in the communities served.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which conflicting parties voluntarily agree to work towards settlement of issues with the help of a neutral third party, known as a mediator. Mediation sessions are conducted in a private and confidential setting.

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is a different way of responding to crime and/or harm in families, communities and especially in the criminal justice system. Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by unjust behavior through inclusive and cooperative practices that involve the victim, offender, and community members. Several models of restorative justice are practiced in MRJC programs including victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, circles, restorative dialogue and classroom conferencing.

Our Programs

Community Mediation

Community Mediation

The Community Mediation program allows people a safe and confidential venue to resolve their disagreements without court involvement. Mediation can be helpful in landlord/tenant disputes, neighborhood conflicts, workplace conflicts, custody, divorce, or family issues, and consumer/merchant disputes. Mediation service fees are provided on a sliding-scale ensuring that every community member can receive the benefits of mediation regardless of their income.
Juvenile Mediation

Juvenile Mediation

The goal of a Juvenile Mediation program is to address juvenile problems and conflicts that arise either at home, in school, or in the community. By resolving these issues, juveniles will improve their relationships with parents, peers, school personnel, and victims, thereby reducing the likelihood of recidivism, decreasing school behavioral problems, and increasing family harmony. Juvenile Mediation programs are primarily funded by grants from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils.
District Criminal Court Mediation

District Criminal Court Mediation

The District Criminal Court Mediation program provides an opportunity for those involved in a court case to sit down with a mediator to try and talk through their dispute. Each party is given an opportunity to tell their side of the story, to hear the other side, and to search for ways to settle their disagreements. If the mediation is successful, the parties are given copies of the agreement to take home and the court case is dismissed.
Drug Treatment Court Program

Drug Treatment Court Program

The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Program is a supervised, post-sentence treatment program for non-violent offenders struggling with addiction that helps them establish and maintain a sober and productive life. DTC is overseen by a team made up of a presiding judge, court professionals, and community agency representatives. The program lasts a minimum of one year and includes drug testing, individual and group counseling, case management, attendance at community support meetings, and court appearances before a designated judge.

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Mediation & Restorative Justice Center, Inc.

Professional Mediation Services
133 N. Water Street, Suite B
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-3040
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Contact Us/Get Involved

Mediation Services to the Western North Carolina communities of Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey counties..
828-264-3040
Providing Mediation and Restorative Justice Services within the Western North Carolina Communities of Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey Counties.
Mediation & Restorative Justice Center, Inc.
133 N. Water Street, Suite B
Boone, NC 28607
We are looking to donors like you to help us provide these life-changing services. Every donation, no matter how small, helps. Thank you for supporting MRJC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.