Peer Mediation

Peer mediation is not the same as conflict resolution. 

Peer mediation is a conflict resolution process where students mediate conflict among their peers. 

The Foundation’s peer mediation training discusses, among other things, how to implement and sustain a student-based program in your school, how to train students to be peer mediators and how mediation has been proven to reduce incidents of school violence. Each participant will receive our updated guide, The FAQs of Peer Mediation, applicable posters, and handouts that will aid them in developing a relevant peer mediation program for their school.

This program is FREE for educators. In person trainings are from 9am-3pm and offer 5.5 professional development credits. Virtual trainings are 3 hours at various times and offer 3 professional development credits.  Please visit our Events Page to see our current offerings.

All in person trainings max out at 30 participants and virtual trainings at 60 participants. To be put on a wait list for a training, please click here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility please contact Jessica Taube, [email protected] or 732-937-7523


PLEASE NOTE: Registration links will be released approximately two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email list.

What Is Peer Mediation?

What attendees had to say….

“The Peer Mediation training was very informative and very applicable to today’s students. The visit from student peer mediators helped bring alive this must-have program. I want to come back for more training classes after this experience.”
Joanne Cifelli


“This program was truly transformative and eye-opening. The approaches presented were attainable, rewarding and effective. The materials provided will definitely be implemented in our program!”
Erin Glassen

Science Teacher

“Informative, interactive workshop! It was so refreshing to attend a practical professional development session. Everything taught would improve the overall school climate.”

School Counselor

Peer Mediation Guide Handouts: A resource for educators who have attended the Peer Mediation training at the Bar Foundation.


If you register for and do not show up at a workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur three times, you will be removed from our email list.

We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization. Funding is furnished by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and limited to providing education to the public. Your cooperation in honoring your registration at our free workshops is essential.