Facebook seems to be the new place for announcing a relationship, contacting an old schoolmate, and sometimes – fighting with friends.  Recently a woman sent hurtful and combative messages to another woman. In retaliation, the other woman formed a fake Facebook profile page characterizing her adversary as a bad person and posting fake embarrassing photos. This battle went on for months until one of the women was referred to The Long Island Dispute Resolution Center. Although hesitant at first, both parties agreed to try mediation. In the end, an agreement was reached and signed by the parties. The women agreed to contact one another directly if something else should arise, rather than lashing out in a public forum.   Both women were extremely pleased with the mediation process.



Download our brochure: LIDRC Brochure

The Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC) is a conflict resolution program that helps individuals, families, business, and the community at large resolve disputes.

LIDRC handles a variety of disputes such as:

Family Conflicts

  • Parent/Child conflicts (PINS)
  • Marital disputes
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorcing couples
  • Elder Care
  • Guardianship
  • Family reunification

School Related Issues

Community Related Disputes:

  • Work place
  • Trespassing
  • Girlfriend/boyfriend
  • Neighbor
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Youth involved vandalism
  • Harassment
  • Minor criminal matters
  • Small claims disputes
  • Lemon law arbitration
  • Agricultural mediation LIDRC Agriculture Brochure    Read more about LIDRC’s Agricultural Mediation…A New Tool for Long Island Producers
  • Early Intervention disputes involving evaluation and services Early Intervention
  • Surrogate Decision-Making involving individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Conciliation between the Department of Social Services and recipients
  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS) – formerly known as VESID – ACCESS V-R

For more information read the Long Island Dispute Resolution Center Programs Guide, or download our brochure: LIDRC Brochure


LIDRC offers conflict resolution training to your organization or school.

Peer Mediation Training: In peer mediation, student mediators are taught a process of communication and problem-solving that they apply to help their peers reach settlements of their disputes without confrontation and violence. Learn more…

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Consider becoming a LIDRC Volunteer. Here’s what one of our volunteers had to say:

“I am so grateful to receive such a profound sense of service on the SDMC panel, since the least fortunate of our society need our ability to “speak out” for them.  SDMC serves staffs and clients to empower very vulnerable people in getting much needed health care.  Thank you for this privilege to serve in this way; to lift others up as a public benefactor.  That’s what our society needs: institutions that encourage others! Thank you!” 

~Mark Applewhite

Just click on the word “VOLUNTEER” on the bottom toolbar to contact us for more information.


Roslyn Youth Work Hard to Build a Safer Community

(ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY) On August 1, 2014 in the Hector Gayle Community Center’s auditorium, a dedicated group of students and were honored with EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (LIDRC) Peer Mediation Award Ceremony. While other youth were engaged in recreational activities this summer, these dedicated young adults participated in sixteen hours of peer mediation training that taught them a process of communication and problem solving, which will enable them to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation and violence.

The ceremony began with opening remarks from the Executive Director Ms. Janice Miles. Students received their Peer Mediation awards from Mr. Gregg Scheiner, trainer for the LIDRC.  In addition, on behalf of the Town of North Hempstead, Town Councilman Mr. Peter Zuckerman presented the students with a proclamation. The event concluded with an official Swearing In by the Mr. Wayne Wink, Jr., Town of North Hempstead Town Clerk.

For further information about peer mediation and conflict resolution workshops, please call Gregg Scheiner at the Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers at: 516-489-7733 x160.


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