Mediation is a conversation between two or more people that disagree, led by a trained, neutral mediator. Mediation is a less expensive, time-saving alternative to court. In mediation the disputing parties have the chance to settle their differences in a safe, confidential and efficient manner.
Mediation helps people get what they need, whether it’s peace and quiet, family unity, a financial settlement, or just a chance to be heard. Our mediators include staff members and community volunteers who are professionally trained and committed to promoting peace in our communities.
The New York Peace Institute is a not-for-profit agency. Our professionally trained mediators are volunteers and our services are provided cost-free to New York City residents in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The four days of training has changed the way I have conversations with people — listening and reflecting what they say.
Every cop should take this training.
This training has made me a better cop and a better person.
Of all the trainings I’ve taken in 17 years at the NYPD, this is the only one I use every day.