We are committed to advocacy and education for public and government
officials on the many benefits and uses of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
to resolve disputes through effective communication. Our goals are to:
- Raise public awareness of mediation and other ADR processes.
- Expand public understanding of the core values of mediation and other dispute resolution processes.
- Enhance public knowledge of the wide variety of situations that can benefit from the use of mediation.
- Increase public acceptance of mediation and conflict management.
Activities support and encourage the development of government
programs and initiatives which promote the field of ADR as an independent
profession, and which serve to meet the public need for meaningful and realistic
conflict management options that are provided in a reasonable and ethical
Outreach is an important initiative we take on as a membership
association is to increase the visibility and awareness of the dispute
resolution field in New York State.