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New York Peace Institute

New York Peace Institute empowers people to find creative and durable solutions to their disputes. We teach vital conflict resolution skills to communities and organizations, and we advance the field by training and certifying professional mediators. New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation programs, giving more than 10,000 people the resources they need to manage conflicts, heal relationships, and build community cohesion each year.

New York Peace Institute provides free conflict resolution services for nearly every kind of dispute, including: housing matters, financial conflicts, and intercultural disputes. We help families struggling with access for children with disabilities; disputes about custody, visitation and child support; people in small claims or civil court disputes, and interpersonal conflicts between parents and youth. We are centered in restorative justice practices for youth and adults. We have a criminal court based program for court-involved youth and adults. Additionally, we provide school-based restorative practices for youth-at-risk (on the verge of or returning from suspension).

New York Peace Institute offer conflict resolution training sessions for individuals and organizations. We provide scholarships for low-income students and are piloting a scholarship program for individuals who were formerly-incarcerated. We have trained numerous city agencies, countless community-based organizations, labor unions, and schools in vital communication and conflict management skills. Each year, we also train hundreds of NYPD officers in mediation and conflict resolution techniques. While New York City is our home, we trained women leaders in the Persian Gulf, aid workers in Africa and Asia, and NASA’s leadership at the Johnson Space Center.


New York Peace Institute recently won the national Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award in recognition of our innovative services and were finalists for the Nonprofit Excellence Award. Our work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Elle, TimeOut New York, and on News 12, Telemundo and Univision.

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