About Us



Better Agreements, Inc. is a nonprofit conflict transformation agency located in the New River Valley, a region along the New River in Southwest Virginia in the United States. It is usually defined as the counties of Montgomery (including the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg), Pulaski, Floyd, and Giles and the independent city of Radford, which are all located in the New River watershed. 

Our mission is to increase individual and community problem-solving skills through education and training and to ensure all have access to alternative dispute resolution processes. 

Better Agreements, Inc., is a center member of Resolution Virginia and the National Association for Community Mediation.

We envision each person and organization taking responsibility and seeking alternatives to avoidance, destructive conflict behaviors, prolonged litigation, and violence.

We have adopted formal rules for using consensus decision-making procedures.

Promoting peaceful resolution since 2002.

What People Say

How We Can Help

Better Agreements is a mediation company that helps people listen and talk to each other.  - Participant

Better Agreements encourages people to take more constructive approaches towards conflict engagement, and  the people working to do that are committed and passionate about it. -  Dialogue Participant

The individuals that  come to Better Agreements  are sometimes court-ordered  or they come on their own volition.  - Participant

 Training and Education

  • Mediation Training and Mentoring

  • Small Business / Group Training

  • Mentored Internships

  • Structured Listening Sessions

  • Learning Lab Communities

 Dialogue & Listening

Dialogue & Listening Sessions can help us realize our differences and "to have constructive, open conversations that create pathways to new understandings which strengthen our communities, raise awareness, and help us think of things realistically."

Access to Service Providers

  • Court-referred and Private Mediation Services

  • Individual (1:1) Conflict Coaching Services

  • Meeting Facilitation

  • Program Assessment and Evaluation

  • Restorative Justice

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