Free mediation services offered

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Empowered Pathways has been offering mediation services through the Peacemaker program for more than 27 years. Trained staff and volunteers use a proven method and process to help guide parties to find common ground and compromise in a variety of situations including, child custody, small claims, workplace conflict, community conflict, and more.

The mediation process is a self-directed and controlled alternative to the local family and small claims court system.

“Our staff and volunteers have been through a rigorous training process followed by observation and mentoring in order to help parties find solutions to their disagreements,” according to Stephanie Eghigian, executive director at Empowered Pathways.

The training is 30 hours over a six-day period Nov. 3, 4, and 5 and Nov. 10, 11 and 12 and will be held virtually. Training will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with breaks and a lunch break. “One of our extraordinary Peacemaker volunteers, Mollie Pulver, has been a mediator for 23 years,” said Eghigian. “She joined us shortly after the program’s inception and has been actively involved ever since. That’s just one example of the dedication we see and shows the satisfaction she receives from her involvement.”

Anyone interested in participating in this free mediation training should contact Empowered Pathways by calling Lu at 315-351-2757 or emailing info@empoweredpathwayscny.org. Seating is limited, applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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