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As this Article will describe, P.E.A.C.E. (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness) is an interdisciplinary volunteer effort by Hofstra University, lawyers, and mental health professionals, in cooperation with the New York court system, to help divorcing parents manage conflict for the benefit of their children. Numerous people have contributed to this volunteer research and development effort and deserve recognition for it. So as not to burden the reader with a lengthy acknowledgement at this point, I have placed it at the conclusion of this Article.

P.E.A.C.E. recently received a grant for further pilot programs and a curriculum development project from the State Justice Institute, a federally-funded agency which makes grants to projects it believes show potential for significant improvement of the administration of justice in the state courts. This grant will help finance some of the necessary improvements to P.E.A.C.E. that are described in this text.

I am one of the principal founders of the P.E.A.C.E. program described in this Article. The views expressed in this Article are my own and should not be attributed to the State Justice Institute or anyone else involved in the development of P.E.A.C.E.