Welcome to CDRC

A leader in the field of conflict resolution for twenty-five years, proving that

...talk works.

Our Mission

Fostering constructive responses to conflict through

Conflict Education

CDRC In The News

May 30, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

Transforming Conflict and Restoring Justice

April 25, 20008

The Ithaca Journal

At CDRC, It All Begins with Mediators

March 28, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

Educating Kids: The Three 'R's Plus Resolution

March 8, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

Small steps mark progress to ease ICSD racial tensions

February 29, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

Talking it Out Works - For Anyone & Everyone

January 25, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

CDRC facilitates Mecklenberg meeting on sludge use (pdf)

January 25, 2008

The Ithaca Journal

CDRC: 25 years and still talking (pdf)

December 15, 2007

The Star-Gazette

'Tis the season for peace, love and conflict! (pdf)

July 6, 2007

The Ithaca Journal

CDRC seeks volunteers (pdf)

June 9, 2007

The Ithaca Journal

Schools confront bullying (pdf)

April 12, 2007

The Ithaca Journal

Reducing family conflict is new goal for courts (pdf)

September 22, 2006

The Ithaca Journal

CDRC Sponsors "The F Word: Images of Forgiveness" (pdf)

September 15, 2006

The Ithaca Journal

Agencies Offer Renters Help (pdf)

May 25, 2006

The Elmira Star-Gazette

"Warren Ingham-This guy is really special" (pdf)

April 19, 2006

The Ithaca Journal:

"Kid Talk: Learning the Lessons of Life" (pdf)

April 11, 2006

The Ithaca Journal:

"Conflict Resolution Starts Early: Newfield Program Encourages Kids To Find Alternate Solutions" (pdf)

April 7, 2006

The Interface Division works collaboratively with different organizations to plan a lecture for the renaming of a local street.

Ithaca Journal:

"Controversy In Context: Renaming Streets After MLK" (pdf)

April 5, 2006

The Elmira Star-Gazette:

"Agency Helps Families To Talk" (pdf)

February 15, 2006

The Ithaca Journal:

"Wise Talk: A Senior Adult Mediation Service" (pdf)


Who We Are

CDRCCDRC (Community Dispute Resolution Center) started in Ithaca, NY in 1983 with the idea that people should have an informal, quick and inexpensive way for dealing with conflicts. Mediation provides that opportunity. CDRC chose to be community-based, recruiting and training community volunteers as its mediators. In 1997, we expanded to two neighboring counties and opened offices in Elmira and Montour Falls.

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Our Interface Division

CDRC - InterfaceThe Interface Division of CDRC works with businesses, organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. Clients request cost-effective and custom designed collaborative problem-solving and dispute resolution services. Interface trains managers in conflict resolution, facilitates meetings and retreats on complex or hot-button topics, and provides mediation and external ombuds personnel for businesses with no human resource officer.

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