The DDRC is a community mediation program staffed by community volunteers who have received training in basic mediation skills.
The mission of the DDRC is to solve tenant and landlord, neighborhood, and race-related disputes through mediation before problems escalate and negatively impact a neighborhood. Most DDRC cases are related to everyday disputes between neighbors: arguments over dogs, parking, children, and property. The DDRC does not handle employment or private family matters. Disputes referred to the DDRC must originate in the official city limits of Dubuque and/or one of the disputants must have official residence within the City limits of Dubuque.
Additionally, mediation offered through the DDRC is distinct from mediation that is offered as part of a formal discrimination complaint filed with the Human Rights Commission. If the issue in a particular case appears to be covered by the City's anti-discrimination ordinance, then the case will be referred to the formal complaint process.
To Request Mediation
In order to request mediation, please call our office at (563) 589-4395 or fill out an online form here: Mediation Request