Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program (CDRCP)

"The Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program represents the Unified Court System's commitment to provide citizens with opportunities to develop their own solutions to the issues that might otherwise bring them to court." - Honorable Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge

The New York State Unified Court System partners with local non-profit organizations, known as CDRCs, to provide mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution options as an alternative to court. Every year, CDRCs help thousands of New Yorkers resolve a wide range of disputes involving:

  • Landlords and Tenants  
  • Neighbors
  • Consumers and Merchants
  • Parents and Children
  • Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Issues)
  • Families and Schools
  • Elder Adult Decisions
  • Victim-Offender Dialogue

For more information about the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program, click on one of the links below or check out our most recent Annual Report.

Find a CDRC Near You      

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for CDRC Programs and Volunteers

Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee



The Unified Court System also provides special mediation services to the agricultural community through the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program.