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New York Peace Institute (NYPI) has served as a critical resource for communities in Brooklyn and Manhattan for almost 40 years and continues to offer services during this unprecedented health crisis due to COVID-19. Feelings of frustration and concern are now at an all-time high. New Yorkers are experiencing significant disruption, which may lead to conflict, anxiety and stress.


New York Peace Institute offers free services that help ease tensions and effectively address conflict. NYPI supports individuals, families and communities to break the cycle of conflict and stress and find their own creative solutions to conflict. We are now offering all of our services remotely via phone or video-conference. Interested parties should contact NYPI for assistance.


We can help you with:

  • Conflicts between family members
  • Co-parenting issues
  • Educational disputes between parents and schools
  • Landlord/tenant issues or disagreements with neighbors
  • A matter pending in civil or small claims court
  • Talking circles for community support
  • Facilitating a difficult conversation or providing tips for navigating conflict


New York Peace Institute provides a wide range of free services, including mediation, conflict coaching, and restorative processes. We also provide a free alternative to potentially costly and time-consuming traditional court processes.


About New York Peace Institute:

As NYC’s largest civilian peace force and the State-designated Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) for Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York Peace Institute empowers people to find creative and durable solutions to their disputes. We provide conflict resolution services―mediation, conflict coaching, community conferences, talking circles, and various other restorative justice processes―to thousands of New Yorkers each year, and we advance the field by training and certifying mediators and teaching conflict resolution skills to our community through our Training Institute.


Programs Contact:

Michele Kirschbaum, Director of Programs


718-834-6671 x215

Press Contact:

Christine Harty, Development Coordinator


212-577-1740 x115