Mediation Center of Dutchess County

Mediation Center of Dutchess County

About Us

The Mediation Center of Dutchess Count offers Mediation, training and conflict education, an Anti-Bullying Initiative, and a Coalition on Elder Abuse.

Founded in 1983, the Mediation Center has become a vital resource for resolving disputes as an alternative to litigation. The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is a non-profit agency that has been helping people, organizations and businesses resolve conflict for more than 30 years.

The Mediation Center's mission is to provide and promote conflict prevention, management, resolution services and education for individuals, families, businesses and organizations in Dutchess County. It is carried out in a variety of ways by professionally trained volunteer and staff mediators as well as a dedicated board of directors.

Mediation is a way to have a conversation with the support of impartial mediators. It is a process that enables people to get clearer, consider options, make decisions and come up with their own solutions. Mediators are professionally trained volunteers, staff and contractors.

Launched in 2012, The Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s Anti-Bullying Initiative offers a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention and intervention by providing a whole community approach involving youth and adults.

The Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County is a group of individuals and private and public agencies working together to protect elders from abuse, neglect and exploitation and to preserve the quality of their lives.

Founded in 2009, the Coalition addresses the under-reported crisis of elder abuse. We convene the community to work collaboratively to increase awareness of, prevent, and respond to elder abuse. Our membership consists of professionals and concerned members of the community.


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