The Mission of Placer Dispute Resolution Service (PDRS)
The mission of Placer Dispute Resolution Service (PDRS) is to assist
individuals in Placer County in preventing and resolving conflict through
the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and to provide training and
education in community mediation. PDRS is a non-profit, tax-exempt
PDRS is funded primarily from grants and community support. Most fees
for service are based on a sliding scale determined by gross annual
household income for each party in two-party disputes with no attorney
involvement. Ask about fees for more complex or multi-party disputes or
disputes with attorney involvement.
Parties can choose to enter to a written, binding agreement if they
jointly agree to do so, parties may arrive at a verbal, informal agreement,
or choose not to enter into an agreement. Even when cases do not settle
fully, mediation facilitates the exchange of ideas which may help the
parties focus on key issues in the future.