Since 1995, we have trained more than 300 racially and ethnically diverse mediators, including lawyers, social workers, teachers, students, police officers, parents, retirees, and others.
They volunteer their time to help increase peaceful resolution of conflicts and decrease violence throughout the state. Our trainers have more than 50 years combined professional experience delivering mediation training.
New mediators are supervised and participate in advanced workshops on topics such as discrimation, small claims, housing, and family mediation. We also conduct workshops on conflict management and mediation for community groups.
If you are interested in mediating with us, you must have at least 30 hours of basic mediation training. We accept training from other states and programs.
Contact us to meet with the Program Director about your experience, interest, and availability. You will be asked to fill out a volunteer application and to provide CMCRI with a copy of your training certificate.
All new mediators go through the process of observation, co-mediation, then mediation.
If you are interested in mediating with us, but have not received basic mediation training, you may get on the wait list for our next training, or you may obtain your training from another agency that will provide you with at least 30 hours of basic mediation training.
We provide extensive mentoring, support, and training in the mediation process
We provide continuing education opportunities through additional, free trainings and seminars, including bi-monthly mediator’s meetings.
We provide networking opportunities to meet other Rhode Island mediators.
You have the knowledge that, while improving your professional skills as a mediator, you are helping to make your community a better place.