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With grant, dispute center looks to future

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Vanasdale
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The Center for Resolution and Justice applied for a grant through the Office of Victim Services and learned this year that the center was awarded $688,573, the third-largest amount disbursed among 61 total organizations statewide.The money will provide free enhanced, holistic services to victims of crimes, including alternative dispute resolution services to the eight counties of Western New York, said Loesch and Gayle Towne Murphy, the center’s lead attorney.

Mediation and ADR were found to be effective tools in alleviating court caseloads and were promoted by New York State Chief Judge Janet Marie DiFiore, the attorneys said.