Community Mediation

Community mediation is about helping individuals, community / neighborhood groups, and organizations find solutions without litigation. It improves community, business, and personal relationships through a neutral third party.

Small Claims Mediation

What types of conflicts can be handled?

  • Animal Complaints
  • Breach of Contract
  • Consumer / Merchant
  • Employer / Employee
  • Interpersonal Disputes
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Workplace Disputes

Agricultural Mediation

A tool for farmers, agribusiness, and others in the agricultural community, to have the difficult conversations with a professional mediator and find that fair solutions are possible without the involvement of outside authorities.

  • Loans or Debts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Labor Issues
  • Make a Farm Business Plan
  • Make a Family Farm Succession Plan
  • USDA Appeals

Workplace Mediation

We provide assistance for businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and other workplace situations. Our mediation sessions can help coworkers improve communication skills, increase productivity, and create a more collaborative work environment.

Special Education Mediation

In partnership with NYSDRA and the NYS Education Department, this program addresses disputes involving school districts and the parents / guardians of students identified as having special needs. Our mediators are specially trained to assist with these issues.

Mediation sessions are free of charge.

For more information or to open a case for mediation with the DRC, call Jolynn at 845-372-8771 x5001, or email her at

A Request for Mediation Form can be found here.

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