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.
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/ .
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
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
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.