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BMT 2020

The mediation center will be holding a 32-hour Basic Mediation Training from January 30th to February 2nd 2020. Please see the flyer for more detail and if you are interested please fill out an application and return to the address provided here BMT 2020 Application

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BMT 2020 Application




Circle Up Event

Please join us on Saturday July 27th at 1pm at Upsate Films in Rhinebeck, for a film screening and dialogue about justice, accountability and forgiveness with teens from North East Community Center’s Youth Council and facilitators from the Mediation Center of Dutchess County.

This event is free, with opportunities to donate to future creative collaborations between NECC's Youth Council and MCDC's Restorative Justice Initiative.

Please see flyer for more details

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Mediation Center Will be Closed 7/4-7/5 for Independence Day

The Mediaton Center will be closed on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th for observance of Independence Day. The office will resume regular buisness hours starting Monday July 8th.


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Restorative Justice Apprenticeship

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If you are interested please review the following links and fill out an application.
Feel free to reach out to Claudia Abbott-Barish at 845-471-7213 ex.203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.
If you have any issues filling out the form, please e-mail Claudia directly.
Application deadline for the June training is Monday, May 27th. Follow-up interviews will be scheduled in the first two weeks of June. We encourage early application in order to secure the most convenient interview slot.

Apprenticeship Application

Apprenticeship At A Glance


Celebrating 35 Years


On October 25, 2018 the Mediation Center celebrated 35 years of Community Service at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. The night was a huge success and a true testament to the immense amount of support for community mediation that we've had over the years. Special thanks goes to our sponsors, Board of Directors, staff, mediators, community partners, and attendees.

An immeasurable amount of gratitude goes to our three incredible honorees- Kathryn Lazar, Terry Funk-Antman and Jody Miller- for without your hard work and dedication, the Mediation Center would not be the success that it is today. Here's to another 35 years!

For full access to our photo album, please visit our Facebook page here: MCDC 35th Anniversary Photo Album