Until 1993 IMCR had been deeply involved in supplying a mediation/arbitration process to the courts that was instrumental in helping close thousands of cases. By discontinuing the process, the focus of IMCR returned to community relations and the premise that "People have what it takes to make a difference in their own lives and in their community."
While IMCR continues to provide leadership through its vibrant and influential training programs, December 1994 is remembered as a sad month in the history of the Institute when IMCR lost the bid to continue providing ADR services in Manhattan. Many staff members were laid off at the time. Those remaining re-located in the South Bronx, where the agency continues to supply quality ADR services and above all, to keep the dream of the founding practitioners alive.