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Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer inclusive, innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children, families,and the community. We provide an array of services including skill building, conflict resolution and child advocacy through the use of carefully trained volunteers.



Specialized mediation programs, through which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps people in conflict create their own solutions and communicate towards a mutually beneficial resolution.


A method of dispute resolution where a neutral third party (the arbitrator) is empowered to determine the settlement of the issue. Their decision is final and binding on the parties, and is enforceable in a court of law.


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provide a voice for abused and neglected children involved in the court system in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Volunteers collect all the facts, and present a report to the Family Court Judges recommending what is in the best interest of the children regarding placement into a safe and permanent home.

Child Custody Advocates assist the Oneida County Family Court in deciding what is best for children involved in custody and visitation disputes

Adventure Programs

Hands on way to build teamwork, communication, and conflict resolution skills. Programs are available for all ages and abilities. Adventures have been used as corporate retreats, business teams, fun parties, birthdays, family field trips, therapeutic groups, and youth and community groups. Programs are designed for:
- Corporate Team Building & Conflict Resolution
- Delinquency Prevention
- Youth Violence Intervention
- Summer/After School Therapeutic Recreation

Special Programs with Disabled Youth

Surrogate Decision Making Committee

Trained volunteers hear cases of consumers with
developmental disabilities who lack decision making capacity and who have no legal guardian or authorized surrogate to make a decision or act in his or her best interest regarding medical treatment. This is an alternative to the courts.

Customized Training Programs

Customized training programs for corporations, agencies and individuals. We provide unique, hands on training experience for your business or group!
Topics include:
Conflict resolution
Communication skills
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Conflict Resolution Training
Specialized training programs that are geared towards training volunteers or others in the community who want to learn valuable skills in basic mediation, arbitration or advocacy. Training is free of charge or at low cost to The Peacemaker Program volunteers.
Court Appointed Special Advocates: Spring, Summer & Fall, based on volunteer availability
Child Custody Advocates: Follows CASA Training, based on volunteer availability
Basic Mediation Training: Feb/March based on volunteer availability
Special Topics Mediator Training: Based on program need & volunteer availability

All training programs are taught by experienced trainers who provide valuable information to meet a variety of learning styles. Fees are determined based on topic, length and number of attendees



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