CMS Mediator Training

Interested in becoming a mediator?


   May 2024

Are you interested in being a part of something truly impactful? We’re hosting a Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) training session, and we’d love for you to join us!

So, what’s VORP all about? It’s a powerful initiative where trained mediators facilitate face-to-face meetings between teen offenders and their victims. Through open dialogue and understanding, we aim to mend relationships fractured by crime, promoting restorative justice over punitive measures.

But it’s not just about individuals—it’s about entire communities. VORP mediations can restore peace, decrease fear, and rebuild the fabric of our neighborhoods. Plus, they help reshape perceptions of the justice system, making it more victim-friendly.

For victims, VORP offers a chance to directly address those who’ve harmed them, share their experiences, and seek closure. And for offenders, it’s an opportunity to take responsibility, understand the impact of their actions, and chart a path toward redemption.

The training will introduce basic conflict resolution skills, as well as a tool kit for mediators. You’ll get to learn and practice skills specific to the VORP program. After the training, you will be mentored by an experienced mediator as you hone your new skills.

Dates of Training:

  • Friday, May 10th 5:30-9PM
  • Saturday, May 11th, 9 AM-5 PM
  • Friday, May 17th 5:30-9 PM 
  • Saturday May 18th, 9 AM-5 PM 


Join us in making a difference! Let’s build safer, more compassionate communities together. RSVP now and be a part of the change!

  To register for the training or obtain more information, please contact the CMS office at 865.463.6888 or email Please note that the class size is limited, so early registration is recommended.  For more information on VORP check out this link