Established in 1981, New Justice Conflict Resolution Services is an organization dedicated to the constructive resolution of interpersonal and small group conflicts. The agency seeks to accomplish this mission through the design and delivery of intervention and prevention programming in three Central New York Counties- Onondaga, Oswego and Cortland.
Through its' alternative dispute resolution intervention services, New Justice offers mediation, arbitration, Youth Court, and process facilitation as avenues of dispute settlement. Due to its contracts with the NYS Unified Court System, New Justice is empowered to intervene in an extensive array of situations and conflicts in any of the region’s Civil, Criminal, and Family Courts. New Justice provides a state certified mediation skills training programs to its paid and volunteer staff under the auspices of the NYS Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.
Through its prevention services, New Justice provides a wide range of educational and training programs for youth and adults. These programs have included character educational programs, inter-personal, and pro-social programs for students and staff of all grade level, in-school mediation training as well as school safety and comprehensive conflict resolution school programming and parenting workshops. New Justice currently provides social-emotional learning to at – risk youth through the Pupil Services Programming of the Syracuse City School District. New Justice provides a "Life Coach" to the students at the Sidney Johnson Center to help them manage their relationships with the staff,other students and family members. In 2014, the agency will begin conducting Impartial Student Hearings for the Syracuse City School District.
New Justice has provided pro-social skills to at-risk youth in collaboration with the Onondaga County Probation Department for 15 years. New Justice Services works with 12 – 16 year olds who are under PINS or in PINS Diversion through Project RESPECT. Starting late in 2013, the agency was able to bring Project RESTORE back, in a collaboration with the Onondaga County Probation Departmen. This program is for 17 to 20 year old males under Youthful Offender Supervision who are at risk of gang-like behaviors.
New Justice Services has been funded by the Unified Court System of the State of New York since its inception in 1981. Since 1984 New Justice has offered skills training programs throughout Central New York to schools, government, and private citizens. Currently New Justice receives funding from the Unified Court System of the State of New York,the Syracuse City School District, the Onondaga County Department of Social Services and CNYWorks.
New Justice currently has 10 employees and its operating budget for 2014 is $620,000.
New York State Office of ADR Programs
NewYork Starte Fifth and Sixth Judicial Districts
Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
Onondaga County Department of Social Services
North Syracuse School District
Syracuse City School District
United Way of Central New York