Our Mission:

RECOURSE offers community members ways to work through disagreements together, in an atmosphere of respect, by providing mediation and conflict resolution education services, regardless of their ability to pay.

Today, a volunteer Board of Directors leads RECOURSE. Board members include members of a variety of professions such as attorneys, mental health professionals, mediators, and business people from Sonoma County, who share a commitment to Our Vision: that “Sonoma County is a community where the skillful engagement and resolution of conflict produces positive change for all”.

RECOURSE has a paid professional staff of 3 part-time people, and is currently funded through a combination of contracts, grants, fee-for-service and individual donations.

Who are RECOURSE community mediators?

RECOURSE mediators are volunteers from throughout Sonoma County, and reflect the diversity of our residents. They come from all walks of life, but share a commitment to peaceful conflict resolution.

Mediators receive at least 32 hours of formal mediation training and must observe three mediations before they are qualified to co-mediate. Many of our mediators have received additional training from both RECOURSE and outside sources.