We encourage you to speak with IDHR about different types of Adaptable Resolution pathways
Negotiated resolutions allow parties to agree to focus on remedies and outcomes to address the concerns without engaging in a direct dialogue process. This is particularly useful when parties have exhausted dialogue through other avenues and are seeking to formalize a resolution agreement without continued discussion on the matter of concern.
Led by a trained facilitator, facilitated dialogues helps parties–individuals or groups–engage in productive conversations around concerns. Facilitated dialogue is not necessarily designed to produce or work toward a set of agreements, but can serve that purpose. The goal is to create a safe environment for participants to consider other perspectives, build mutual understanding, and find resolution to the concerns.
Restorative Justice Conferencing
In restorative justice conferencing, the Responding Party is involved in face-to-face dialogue with the people who were most affected by the person’s behavior. This type of process can be effective in cases where the harmful behavior may have a wider impact on the community. The group of people may involve supporters of the Responding Party and the impacted parties. Each person has the opportunity to speak and be heard in non-adversarial discussion, including expressing concerns about the Responding Party’s behavior. Once the group discusses the incident and identifies the harm done, members then work toward a consensus and agreement on how the Responding Party can repair the harm and the actions they can take to make better choices in the future.