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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.

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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



NYS Courts Renew their Commitment to Mediation, ADR


NYS Courts have once again recognized the value of mediation and renewed their commitment to

ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), in the hopes that it will "become an integral part of our

court culture and civil justice process."


We value our judicial partners and thank them for their continued support of what we do!

Please read the article here for more information. 



Mediation Center of Dutchess County Receives Dyson Foundation Mini-Grant

We've teamed up with our friends at Dispute Resolution Center and Common Ground Dispute Resolution on a special social media project.

Thank you Dyson Foundation for your steadfast support of dispute resolution!

To find out more about the project please click here


 Photo courtesy of Dyson Foundation




Weather Related Office Closure

Due to inclement weather, Mediation Center will be closed today, Friday, November 16.

We plan to resume normal business hours on Monday, November 19. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.