Neighborhood Reconciliation Services, Inc. began as an initiative of the Outreach Advocacy Team's Peace with Justice Committee of the United Methodist Church Holston Conference.

Chartered as a non-profit organization in March, 2002 with assistance from Good Samaritan, Inc. and various churches in the Johnson City area, it has been located in Johnson City, Tennessee since its inception.

Originally created to provide restorative practices training to local agencies and churches, in 2005 NRS began providing conferencing to the Johnson City Schools and the Johnson City Juvenile Court. Since 2007 NRS has been recognized as a Victim Offender Reconciliation Program by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. NRS also receives support from the East Tennessee Foundation. Currently, NRS provides training as well as offers conferencing to local agencies.