Volunteer mediator John Tolliver has been recognized by the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) for helping Dutchess residents with the conflicts of their lives. NAFCM is regarded as a leading resource for mediation and alternative dispute resolution centers. For more than 12 years, Mr. Tolliver has volunteered with the Poughkeepsie-based Mediation Center of DutchessRead More»
With new and expanded funding from local foundations, the Mediation Center of Dutchess County (MCDC) will begin its 40th year serving the community. MCDC provides no- or low-cost dispute resolution services to individuals, families, organizations, and communities throughout the county. In late 2022, the nonprofit organization received a combined $40,000 in operating support from CommunityRead More»
As young people throughout the county get ready for a new school year, a group of teens from Beacon High School spent the summer preparing to engage in a whole new way. Through a partnership between the Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s Restorative Justice Initiative and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Green Teen program, 15 students participatedRead More»
To best serve neighbors experiencing conflict, the Mediation Center of Dutchess County is launching a brand-new website. Designed by Drake Creative, the new site will provide easier access to mediation and restorative justice services to neighbors throughout the county. “MCDC is proud to launch our new website which expresses our values of accessibility and self-determination,”Read More»
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is pleased to share that its Restorative Justice Initiative will be receiving grant support from the Dutchess County Government Agency Partner Grant Program. In is 10th year, the program provides vital support to nonprofit organizations addressing unmet community needs. The grant awarded to MCDC will help provide restorative servicesRead More»
With appreciation for the Mediation Center of Dutchess County mediators, Executive Director Leanne Lawson spoke with Northern/Southern Dutchess News about the importance of volunteers. Read more about their contributions, along with those of other Dutchess County organizations here.