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Office Closure for Rest, Recharge & Reboot- Opening Monday, November 30th

MCDC staff are grateful for our community- our partners, our clients, & our friends. Our offices will be closed from Monday, November 23rd through Sunday November 29rd. We're looking forward to much needed time and space and sincerely hope that you get the same. Please feel free to complete an inquiry form here on our website or leave staff a voicemail, but know that we will not be checking our messages until our return on Monday, November 30th.

Thank you for your consideration of this time we're taking. 


In Community,

Leanne, Claudia, Lucille, Ellie, & Justin

 

 

Covid -19 Update

Important Covid-19 Update: The Mediation Center of Dutchess County remains open, but we have temporarily suspended all face-to-face contacts and the staff is working remotely.  Center staff are working behind the scenes on operationalizing a re-alignment of our services in accordance to the NYS Court consolidation and the health guidelines issued by the CDC and county/state government.  Like many of you, we find ourselves in an evolving and unprecedented time - both professionally and personally - and we thank you for your patience. In the interim, please feel free to reach out to staff listed below with any questions or concerns you may have. Staff are working remotely and will return your call or email as soon as they can. If you have a case already in court, need to start a court case, or have specific questions about your juror service, NYS Court has set up a Coronavirus Telephone Hotline: 833-503-0447. You may also refer to the New York Court's website at https://www.nycourts.gov/ .  

 

 Name  Title  Email Phone Program
 Leanne Lawson Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 845-471-7213 x209 All inquiries; NEW Civil Courts Cases
 Lucille Trachte  Family & Divorce Program Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 845-471-7213 x207 Family & Divorce 
 Claudia Abbott-Barish Restorative Justice Initiative Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  845-471-7213 x203 Restorative Justice
 Justin Strock Restorative Justice Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 845-471-7213 x210 Restorative Justice; limited (active) Civil Courts Cases
 Ellie Limpert Case Assistant & Restorative Justice Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 845-471-7213 x201 New Inquiries for all cases; Restorative Justice

  

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

2020 Basic Mediation Flyer Page 1

2020 Basic Mediation Flyer Page 2


BMT 2020 Application