Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter


Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

"Join an ACR Houston Committee"
By - posted at 4/14/2021 5:00:34 PM
ACR Houston Members w Guest Committee recruit.png ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 6 committees, listed below. Email us at, and let us know which committee you plan to join.

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Diana Pino
  • Membership – Jim Hughes
  • Website & Social Media – Darcy Thompson
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
  • Scholarship – Patricia Bastine
This is a great opportunity to become more engaged with the organization. In addition, this is a fantastic way to show the value and commitment you bring to the organization and to stand out as a possible future candidate for the board of directors. It is important to... [Read More]

"2020 Judge Evans Award"
By - posted at 4/10/2021 9:43:46 PM
Elaine B. Roberts headshot 2021.pngElaine Roberts, Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, is named Justice Frank Evans Award Winner.

The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County Inc. (DRC-MC) is pleased to announce that the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the State Bar of Texas, recently named Elaine B. Roberts, winner of the 2020 Justice Frank Evans Award.  The award, which honors Justice Evans, the founder of the Texas ADR movement, is the highest award given by the State Bar ADR section. The Evans Award recognizes persons who have performed exceptional and outstanding efforts in promoting or furthering the use … of alternative dispute resolution methods in Texas.” Read more . . . 

"Charlsie Moore - TAM 2021 Volunteer Mediator of the Year"
By - posted at 3/28/2021 12:45:06 AM
Charlsie Teaching.jpg Local Mediator receives TAM’s 2021 Volunteer Mediator of the Year Award

The Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) recently named Conroe resident, Charlsie Moore, winner of the first annual TAM Volunteer Mediator of the Year. The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) nominated Ms. Moore for this award due to her many years of service and dedication to providing and promoting alternative dispute resolution in Montgomery County. TAM established the Volunteer Mediator of the Year award to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteer mediators and the critical role they play in the Texas mediation community. The award honors a volunteer mediator who has contributed significant volunteer time and effort to a Dispute Resolution Center or similar alternative dispute resolution organization in Texas. TAM is a multidisciplinary organization established to provide... [Read More]

"Peer Mediation Team & #SELday"
By - posted at 3/26/2021 2:36:29 PM
Our Peacebuilding Community

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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team celebrated March 26, 2021 as #SELday to build social emotional learning (SEL) skills for school, home and the community. Check out our own Darcy Thompson, PMT Coordinator, in this #SELday video

Let us help build your peaceful community!

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/17/2021 5:53:03 PM


Annual Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

Annual Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

For assistance open the MEMBERSHIP HELP document or send an e-mail to: Read More]

"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

Phishing Email Warning *

There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Marilyn Myers, ACR Houston President, seeking money; b) from our webmaster’s personal email at Thompson Mediations or c) someone else you may know with an unusual request.  Before you open any links, please check the full email “Reply To” address.  If the “Reply To” address is different than the “From” email address, please be suspicious.  Do not click on or open any links in a phishing email.  It may infect your device with a virus or other malicious... [Read More]


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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
May 12-13, 2021; Wednesday - Thursday
Eid al-Fitr 2021

May 12 - 13, 2021

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ACR Houston wishes you and your family a happy Eid-al-Fitr 2021.

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