Our Mission:

 

“To provide the residents of Greene and Columbia Counties with an efficient way of resolving disputes.”  The goals of Common Ground are: (1) to serve the community as a resource in resolving disputes; (2) to train, develop and maintain a panel of certified volunteer mediators; (3) to assist in the resolution of civil, appropriate criminal, family and restitution issues; and (4) to provide opportunities for individuals to learn effective problem-solving skills.

 

Since 1987, Common Ground has been under contract with the NYS Unified Court System to provide mediation and alternative dispute resolution services to Greene and Columbia Counties.

 

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Have questions about Common Ground and mediation in general?  All the answers you're looking for (and more!) are here, from the history of our organization to the basic tenets of mediation, as well as mini-bios of our staff members and mediators

Services

Common Ground provides a range of Dispute Resolution services.  We offer family Court and community-based mediations, as well as  co-parenting classes; training; conflict coaching; Raise the Age Restorative Services.   Here you'll find everything you need to know about the programs that Common Ground offers.

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COVID 19 Update

Common Ground will be providing case intake and  scheduling  of  mediations via phone and video conferencing. Please call us at 518.943.0523.   You may now text us at 518-380-1777. Please note this is only a texting number and you will not be able to leave a voice message. Please use the main number 518.943.0523 for voice messages. Email us at info@commongroundinc.org

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What Does Mediation Cost?

Mediation is at no cost to you if you have a financial hardship. Otherwise, we assess a $25 Administrative Fee for all parties. Cancellations less than 48 hours to your mediation will result in forfeiture of your payment.  If you need to obtain a Financial Waiver, please call us at 518 943 0523 or email us your request at info@commongroundinc.org.

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