Custody & Visitation Mediation
Save time and money. Avoid going to court. Keep kids out of the middle. Settle custody and visitation cordially and respectfully by sitting down with a neutral third party, a mediator, to figure out solutions that will work for you and the other parent and most importantly, for your kids. Contact DRC today. Click here for Orange County, Putnam County, Sullivan County and Ulster County.
Parent & Youth Mediation
Improve communication. Give each participant an equal voice. Reduce tension in the household. For parent(s) and youth ages 9 to 19. A mediator can help you talk things through to a solution. Contact DRC today. Click here for Orange County, Putnam County, Sullivan County and Ulster County.
Early Intervention Mediation
In partnership with the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) and the NYS Department of Health, the program addresses issues raised by the parents/guardians of those receiving early childhood intervention services due to developmental problems.
Lemon Law Arbitration
In partnership with NYSDRA, DRC accepts Lemon Law Arbitration cases. When a consumer files a complaint about a recently purchased new or used vehicle, DRC is notified by NYSDRA to hold an arbitration hearing. The DRC hearing adheres to the Attorney General’s guidelines and arbitration is binding. Parties involved pay a filing fee to the Attorney General, however DRC does not charge a fee for the arbitration.
Manufactured Housing Mediation
In partnership with NYSDRA and the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, this program addresses disputes involving residents and the management of manufactured housing (mobile home) communities.
NY State Agricultural Mediation Program
The NY State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYSAMP) can be used as an alternative to appealing an adverse determination by the US Department of Agriculture, or as an alternative to litigation when a dispute exists between a producer or borrower and private or public parties. The program gives agricultural producers, creditors, and others directly affected by actions of the USDA a non-adversarial way to resolve disputes. NYSAMP is part of a nationwide network certified and funded in part by the USDA.
Parents Apart Program
The Parents Apart Program is designed to help separating, divorced and never married parents focus on the special needs of their children during the reorganization of their family. Parents will learn how parenting apart affects children and adults, how parents can emotionally support their children during this transition, effective parenting apart strategies, and legal information. While most referrals come from Family Court, the program is open to the public and for referrals from other county sources. There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee. DRC is a Certified Provider of parent education for the New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program. Classes are currently offered in Orange County and will be coming soon to Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Special Education Mediation
In partnership with NYSDRA and the NYS Education Department, the program addresses disputes involving school districts and the parents/guardians of students identified as having special needs.
In partnership with NYSDRA, the program addresses issues raised by those receiving NYS Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
The First Step…
Call DRC at (845) 343-8082 for more information or to set up an appointment. Or email us by clicking here.