Dear friend of RSI,
What can I say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? From a global pandemic to economic instability, from political division to the fight for social justice, this year has seen more than its fair share of turbulence.
Amidst these storms of conflict, RSI continues to work to increase access to justice through enhanced court ADR by:
- conducting mediations for foreclosure and child protection cases via video connections
- evaluating court online dispute resolution (ODR) programs remotely
- convening national experts on family ODR to explore how ODR can best serve thinly-resourced parents, courts and communities
- designing a remote foreclosure mediation program in preparation for an expected flood of eviction cases
Courts look to RSI for innovation and guidance. And RSI responds, providing mediation services, designing cutting-edge systems to serve families during crises, conducting incisive evaluations and offering reliable court ADR resources. RSI focuses on the issues that most effect individuals and families, such as, foreclosure, eviction, child protection and divorce.
As we all weather the storms that are buffeting us, RSI needs your support more than ever. Please make a contribution to help RSI serve the parties, courts and communities that look to us for innovation and guidance to deal with the massive disruption caused by COVID-19. You can go online to contribute or mail your contribution to RSI, 11 East Adams St., Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
On behalf of everyone RSI will help, I thank you.
Susan M. Yates