Organization Overview

The Center for Dialog & Resolution is an independent non-profit mediation service provider and training center in downtown Tacoma, Washington.

We believe collaboration is the best way to start conflict resolution, rather than taking legal action. This belief drives our commitment to making affordable mediation, training, and facilitative services available to our community, including individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies.


The Center for Dialog & Resolution was founded in 1994 by members of the Pierce County community who saw a need for innovative and affordable ways to resolve differences.

The vision was to provide a space for people in our community to respectfully and peacefully resolve conflicts prior to, or instead of, entering a courtroom.

That year, the American Leadership Forum, in consultation with the local Bar Association and the Court, created the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution (PCCDR) as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. PCCDR began to serve the community, and provided an alternate space other than the courtroom where people could resolve their disputes. In 2015, we formally changed our name from Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution to the Center for Dialog & Resolution (CDR). We believe our updated name better reflects our services and are proud to help people peacefully reach agreements through “dialog and resolution.”

For a complete history of the Center, click HERE.


Differences are resolved peacefully and respectfully while honoring diversity. 


Resolve differences and strengthen relationships in the community with inclusive and equitable dialog.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

Our professional mediators and staff provide services to resolve differences through mediation, training, and facilitation to the public, businesses, non-profit, organizations, and governmental agencies.


We are committed to impartiality, excellence, self-determination, empowerment and continuous learning.

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Center for Dialog & Resolution
717 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253.572.3657 *
Fax: 253.572.3579

* Reception's Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Phone off during lunchtime (noon - 1:00 pm)

Public Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm or by appointment