What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary confidential settlement process where participants work together with a neutral/impartial mediator to find a solution. Mediation is:
  • FREE/low cost 
  • informal
  • non-adversarial

Call 845-DRC-8771 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What can be Mediated?

  • family issues:  involving extended families; youth; relationships; or the elderly
  • youth and school issues:  with students; teachers, districts, parents; or guardians
  • community issues:  for neighbors; landlords; tenants; consumers; merchants; or farmers
  • workplace issues:  for employees; employers; businesses; or organizations
  • and more:  any disagreement or conflict can be mediated so long as it is non-violent

Why Mediate?

  • stay in control of the outcome
  • participate in the decision-making
  • avoid going to court
  • save time and money
  • settle disagreements peacefully

Who Are The Mediators?
Mediators are members of your community who come from all walks of life including:

  • educators
  • business professionals
  • lawyers
  • counselors
  • retirees
  • seniors

What they all have in common is a strong desire to assist others in resolving conflict.  They are great listeners and communicators who are skilled at guiding people through conflict resolution processes with neutrality, confidentiality, sensitivity, compassion and fairness.  DRC’s mediators all receive professional training and are required to participate in continuing educational classes.

What About Attorneys?
The mediation process is informal.  It isn’t necessary to have an attorney present during mediation.  Attorneys can be consulted at any point during the process.

What Does It Cost?
Most of DRC’s mediation services are offered FREE with a nominal one-time administrative fee.   Moderate and affordable fees are charged for classes, training programs and couples mediation.

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