Programs

CMS offers four mediation programs to serve the people of Anderson County: Teen and Parent Mediation, Access and Visitation Mediation , Attendance Mediation and  VORP (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program)
What is Mediation?

Mediation is a way of helping people settle their differences peacefully. Mediators don’t take sides or make decisions, but do help people solve problems in ways that are decided and agreed upon by all. Each participant is given an equal chance to state his or her point of view in a safe and private setting. Mediators create an atmosphere of equality and respect for each person’s needs and ideas.

Studies show that agreements reached through mediation are more likely to be carried out than orders imposed by a judge.