All Mediators for the E.U.P. Community Dispute Resolution Center are volunteers. They come from all walks of life and experiences, but share the same desire to serve their community and to help people resolve conflict in a peaceful and respectful manner.
Volunteer Mediators complete 40 hours of mediation training approved by the State Court Administrative Office and 10 hours of internship/observation of mediation.
As the E.U.P. CDRC usually schedules two Mediators for each mediation, new mediators co-mediate with experienced mediators. The new Mediator training is provided for a donation for participants in exchange to committing to 10 hours of observation and mediating an average of two cases per month for a minimum of three years.
Several volunteer Mediators have received additional mediation training and experience in specialized areas such as Domestic Relations, Parenting Time, Special Education, Child Protection, Adult Guardianship, Victim/Offender, and Independent Facilitation.
The E.U.P. CDRC held its first mediation in 1995. In 1995 there were two conciliation’s and one mediation. In 2005, there were 163 mediation’s, 71 conciliation’s, and 44 facilitation’s. Since then over 200 cases per year have been resolved via the mediation process. In 2012, the CDRC had over 50 mediators. Currently, we have 20 mediators and are recruiting volunteers to become Mediators. Please click volunteer opportunities for more information on becoming a Mediator.