U.S. Justice System Deprives Underserved Communities to Equal Access:
The reality of “Equal Justice” in America for underserved and unserved communities is not realistic. The legal system is not free of prejudice, genderism, and biases, which means there is a deprivation to equal access to a just judicial system. In addition, the socioeconomic disadvantage of many in underserved communities do not have the financial resources to hire legal representation and pay for cost of court litigation fees to address many of their conflict concerns.
The best alternative resource for them to address their issues and resolve conflict is dispute resolution services. These services are cost-effective, time efficient, and a powerful tool in conflict management within the communities. LEDRS specializes in providing services that will benefit these communities in a facilitative approach that will be able to expose to a first generation of people the understanding and the benefits of dispute resolution.
Mission & Purpose:
Liz Evonne Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (LEDRS) mission is to provide peaceful dispute resolutions and positive quality conflict management resources for all people including people of color, women, and the poor. LEDRS is passionate about specializing in working with vulnerable and underserved communities that do not have access and/or funding to dispute resolution services. LEDRS offers affordable, restorative, and diverse approaches of healing to conflict resolution.
LEDRS seeks to be a primary resource for underserved individuals and communities in need of resolving dispute and conflict locally, regionally, and nationally. LEDRS believes that individuals regardless of demographics and socioeconomic status should be given the opportunity and education to resolve their conflicts and disputes peacefully, inexpensively, and effectively.
The Difference of LEDRS Dispute Resolution Services:
A Black woman is leading these dispute resolution services in cultural communities with a facilitative approach that encourages custom-tailored culturally aware solutions for clients. This is so rare! Dispute Resolution Services are dominated by white males. It is time for a change and change is here!
The Services Offered:
Mediations and/or Arbitrations
- Divorce; Domestic Issues: Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Family Disputes
- Small Claims
- Guardianship and Conservatorship Matters
- Landlord/Tenant Matters: Evictions, Repairs
- Probate Family Issues/Conflicts
- Family Court; For Organizations; For Small Businesses
Services offered have the options of online (throughout the U.S.) and in-person (Texas and other states by requested need).
What will $30,000 fund?
This fund will assist with cost of the operational budget including increase in diversity of staff, travel, growth in Marketing and Technology resources to offer high quality services and to operate safely - healthy during these times of COVID-19.
The opportunity to provide this service would not be possible without your support! Liz Evonne Dispute Resolution Services, families, communities, and those in need say thank you!