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The Greater New York Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution

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About Us

The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter, Inc. (ACR-GNY) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening alternative dispute and conflict resolution (ADR), fostering the use of dialogue, and contributing to the professional development of the ADR field. The Greater New York Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution serves the entire Greater New York Region, including parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

Our membership includes professional and volunteer mediators, government employees, lawyers, arbitrators, environmental public policy specialists, community and consensus-building facilitators, ombuds specialists, restorative justice practitioners, clergy, educators, students, and others involved in alternative dispute resolution.


Mission

In 2023, we invited ACR-GNY members to share their perspectives on our organization and their ambitions for our future. We developed the following mission and vision statements to reflect this guidance:

The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York connects our diverse membership to advance and expand the field of conflict resolution.

  • We grow through inclusivity—inviting new perspectives strengthens our field.
  • We convene the conflict resolution community to share knowledge, cultivate understanding, and provide support.
  • We advocate for the wider recognition and practice of conflict resolution

Vision

A more peaceful, equitable, and collaborative world through the advancement and expansion of the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

About ACR

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is the preeminent national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of peaceful and effective conflict resolution.

ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 7,000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making. ACR’s members come from diverse backgrounds but share a common commitment to advancing the field of conflict resolution. In 2023, ACR-GNY was awarded the Award of Excellence by the Association for Conflict Resolution National for its leadership, organizational structure, social media, website providing a forum for communication and dialogue, networking opportunities, and conferences that enhance the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

ACR was incorporated in January 2001 through a merger of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM), the Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet), and the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR). The organization is based in Washington, D.C., and has nine Chapters nationwide.

The Chapters enable members to meet personally in their geographical areas and attend programs and activities that support their professional development. Chapter members conduct locally focused programs and activities, share ideas, promote best practices, and make networking connections throughout their areas within and outside of the ADR field.

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Contact Us

Email us at questions@acrgny.org

ACR-GNY's mission and programming are generously sponsored by:

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