Source: (2002) Albany, NY : New York State Community Dispute Resolution Ctr's Program.

Focusing on the fiscal year from April 1, 2001, to March 31, 2002, this annual report describes the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program (CDRCP), a unit of the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. Established to provide community forums for the resolution of disputes as an alternative to criminal, civil, and Family Court litigation, the CDRCP administers, funds, and oversees New York’s network of community-based, not-for-profit dispute resolution centers. After briefly describing the 45,188 cases appropriate for dispute resolution for the fiscal year 2001 through 2002, this report states that the CDRCP has seen increases in referrals of family cases in the last 6 years. After profiling the men and women served by the Centers, this report details divorce mediation, custody and visitation mediation, persons in need of supervision mediation, child permanency mediation, and petition intake pilot programs conducted by the CDRCP. This report also describes the CDRCP’s educational services, youth initiatives, dispute arbitrations, and collaborations with the New York Dispute Resolution Association. Following a discussion of trainer certification and mediator qualifications, this report briefly describes fiscal and administrative management of the CDRCP for the fiscal year 2001 to 2002. Comprising the bulk of this report are a series of appendices summarizing local CDCRP programs, offering statistical tables on CDCRP caseloads and client demographics, presenting a listing of New York’s community dispute resolution centers by county, defining terms used throughout this report, and listing contact information for staff members within the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service,