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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Background

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) involves a variety of techniques and approaches to achieve consensual resolution of disputes, in a manner which avoids the cost, delay, and unpredictability of more traditional adversarial and adjudicative processes. These techniques may include mediation, facilitation, neutral evaluation, conciliation, fact finding, use of an ombudsman, settlement conferences, mini-trials, and peer review.

For additional information regarding ADR, please contact the Agency's ADR Program Manager at (703) 305-2195.

 

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Page updated: January 26, 2023