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.


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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…

Conflict Resolution Training: Learn more…


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

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On June 18th, 2014 at the 8th grade award ceremony at the ABGS Middle School in Hempstead NY, LIDRC’s own Gregg Scheiner received an award from the “THE LAW CLUB”.  Mr. Dorian Sequre, the Law Club adviser, and faculty member of the ABGS Middle School, indicated the Appreciation plaque was long overdue.

The inscription on the plaque reads as follows:

Your gift of time and your expression of charity are integral to the development of our youth. With great respect, and many thanks and blessings, The officers of the ABGS Middle School Law Club are honored to present this appreciation plaque to you, Gregg Scheiner on June 18, 2014.


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