About Milestone Mediation

John Haynes is the founder of Milestone Mediation and has over 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution. As a Police Negotiator for 16 years, John has negotiated and resolved numerous high risk situations including sieges, hostage situations, and suicide interventions. It was this lived experience that led John to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Conflict Management Coach. He is a fully trained and accredited Family Group Conference Facilitator and a member of the FGC Facilitator Panel for the Department of Communities and Justice. John is an accredited Youth Justice Conference Convenor for Youth Justice and is a Senior Consultant in Conflict Resolution Services with Converge International. John holds professional membership with the Resolution Institute.

John is passionate about helping others resolve their disputes and come up with solutions. He encourages self-determination with families, empowering them to be responsible for making decisions and plans regarding the safety and wellbeing of their children.