What is Mediation?

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.

Mediation is FREE.

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.


Types of Disputes Handled by Mediation

  • Neighbor Disputes such as Noise
  • Parenting Plans, Custody, Visitation and/or Child Support
  • Civil Matters – Debt, Personal and Business
  • Criminal Matters – Assault, Property Damage and Menacing

  • Breach of Contracts
  • Property Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Co-worker Disputes

  • School Conflicts – Student to Student Conflicts
  • Parenting Issues such as Discipline, Truancy
  • Harassment
  • Special Education Mediation

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