Peers Making Peace

Peers Making Peace (PMP) is a peer-mediation program developed to help create and maintain safe and drug free schools by equipping students with attitudes and skills to stay drug-free, stay in school and avoid violence by resolving conflicts in a peaceful, prosocial manner. The goal of the program is to improve the school environment by reducing violence, assaults, discipline referrals, and increasing academic performance. In the PMP intervention, teams of student volunteers are trained to serve as drug free role models and "neutral third parties" to provide mediation services for their peers who lack the skills to successfully resolve their conflicts. The program is based on two parallel philosophical foundations: a strong "no use" message, and the "resiliency and protective factor" approach to prevention.

Last reviewed: 2023

Intended Outcomes:

  • Improve school environment by reducing violence, assaults, and discipline referrals
  • Increase academic performance

Continuum of Care:
Selective Prevention, Universal Prevention

Topic Areas:
Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Disruptive Behaviors, Substance Use

Childhood (4-12), Teen/Adolescent (13-18)

Geographic Locations:
Rural, Urban

Delivery Settings:

Cultural Considerations:
No research found involving diverse populations

The target audience is youth ages five to 20 years who are enrolled in a regular public or private elementary, middle and high school.

Not required.


Is Training Required?
Information not available

Who can provide the required training?

Program Costs (materials, training, etc.):
Information not available

Program/Practice Website:
Program website is no longer available.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research:

Additional Sources:

Unable to be Rated

WV Rating:
Unable to Be Rated
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Rationale for Rating:

There was only one study that was referenced as providing evidence to support this program; however, this study was unable to be accessed and it appears from its title that it was not peer-reviewed.

Contraindications or Concerns:
None identified

Other Registries/Ratings

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare:
Not On Registry

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development:
Not On Registry

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness:
Not On Registry

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide:
Promising - One study

Washington State Institute for Public Policy:
Not On Registry