Restorative Justice Practices, Tues, Aug 13, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

When:  Aug 13, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (ET)

Join Belinda Dulin, Executive Director of The Dispute Resolution Center, where they are charting a path in Michigan on the practice of Restorative Justice.

Restorative justice is a more empathetic and comprehensive approach to addressing disputes when compared with the traditional justice model. The DRC, in partnership with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor, has implemented a survivor-center process that examines the harmful impact of a crime or wrongdoing and considers what can be done to repair that harm. This cooperative model typically includes trained community members who serve as facilitators in a process that aims to achieve offender accountability, reparation to the survivor, and full participation by all parties impacted by the offense including families, schools, courts and community.

$10 Members, $40 Non-Members

Law students, sitting judges and CDRC staff and volunteers are free. Contact for more information. 

Belinda Dulin has been involved with conflict resolution programs since 1998. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Dispute Resolution, both from Wayne State University. Prior to becoming involved in community mediation, she worked in the corporate setting assisting with employment disputes.

She began her employment with The Dispute Resolution Center 2003 as the Mediation Services Coordinator and assisted in launching the Small Claims Mediation Program and the Domestic Relations Motion Day Program. In 2006, she became the director of mediation services and was responsible for the development and administration various civil and family mediation programs as well as facilitating workshops to various community organizations.

In the summer of 2007, Belinda accepted the position of Executive Director and continues to expand the DRC’s services. Under her leadership, The Dispute Resolution Center provides services including mediation, restorative practices and peacemaking to families, schools, courts and community. In 2013, Belinda became a SCAO Approved Mediator Trainer. See our website:



Online Instructions:


Mary Anne Parks
(248) 895-6400