Whether you have already filed a claim with your local court or are looking for an alternative, our programs are available to help you find a resolution that meets everyone's needs.
The Peacemaker Program, Inc. has a long-standing relationship with the small claims courts in both Utica and Rome, and can take referrals to help find a resolution that the parties choose. These agreements are enforcable by the referring court, happen quickly, and offer a flexibility and satisfaction unique to the mediation process. The process is strictly voluntary, and offers both claimants and respondents an option they might not previously have been aware of.
In addition, we accept referrals from any city, town, or village court throughout Oneida or Madison County. With our flexible scheduling, neutral office space, and experienced mediators, there is the potential for parties to find solutions they never thought possible. In addition, those parties who find themselves unable to reach an agreement still have the option of Arbitration, in which a legally-binding decision can still be made to bring a claim to rest.
Of course, a court referral isn't required to access our services. Any two parties who wish to resolve a dispute can contact our offices before taking legal action, without sacrificing their option to file in court later. Using mediation to resolve a disagreement doesn't give up any options or rights, but it might very well open up opportunities for resolution that simply couldn't be reached any other way.