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EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIRDC) Offers Four Scholarships

EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC) is offering four scholarships to participate in an online 30-Hour Basic Mediation Training and Custody and Visitation Mediation Training. The New York State Office of Court Administration issued Community Dispute Resolution Centers across the state including the LIDRC, the opportunity to have 4 participants complete a virtual Basic Mediation Training and Custody and Visitation Mediation Training. The training is at no cost to the participants, and requires a commitment to volunteering with the Center. Currently, EAC Network’s LIRDC is building the capacity of Custody and Visitation volunteers to mediate Suffolk County Family Court cases which will be the focus for this initiative.

Priority will be given to those who are available to participate in both trainings. However, if the Basic Mediation Training has been completed, and you are interested in Custody and Visitation training, it is strongly encouraged that you apply. A wait list will also be maintained of those trainees who are unable to attend.

To be considered, mandatory dates are listed below:

1. The dates for the Basic Mediation Training with Elena Sapora:

November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 (Wed., Thur., Fri. for two weeks), 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day

2. The dates for the Custody/Visitation in November with Sarah Rudgers-Tysz:

November 1, 4, 6, 8, 15, 23. The training time is 1-4 pm except for 11/6 (Saturday) 8:30-2.


3. The dates for the Custody/Visitation training with Sarah Rudgers-Tysz:

January 11, 13, 18, 22, 25, 27, and February 3. The training time is 3-6 pm except for 1/22 (Saturday) 8:30-11:30.

You must also submit a signed document stating that you accept the training scholarship in return for a volunteering commitment, including attending all days of the training and completing apprenticeship.

If you would like to be considered, please send your resume to Angela Lucia at . On the subject line, please write: Basic Mediation/Custody and Visitation Mediation Scholarship Inquiry. Upon receiving your resume, Angela will reach out to you to schedule a virtual interview.

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