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.
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.
In-Court Civil and Housing
For all inquiries related to existing cases in Civil or Housing Court
For all inquiries related to cases that have not yet been filed in court or are not legal disputes
Special Education/Early Intervention Intake
For all inquiries related to our Special Education mediation
For all inquiries involving family issues (i.e. co-parenting agreements or elder care issues) that are not active in court
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.