We are Richmond's community mediation center.

CMG Foundation is a non-profit organization offering affordable mediation services and teaching mediation skills through workshops and trainings.  Our mission is to help our community in Greater Richmond resolve disputes more amicably.  Mediation is an ideal tool for resolving conflict - it empowers clients to solve their own disputes, creating win-win solutions.  The process teaches individuals the communication skills necessary for resolving future issues on their own and preventing violence.  We believe that promoting and increasing the use of mediation will help create a more peaceful society.  Learn more about us >

Our impact

We provide affordable mediation services and teach mediation skills to address three barriers to peaceful dispute resolution - access to justice, skills and education.  Last year, we mediated over 1500 cases referred from the courts at no cost to the parties.  Approximately seventy percent of those cases reached agreements.  We teach parent workshops each month to help parents effectively parent across two separate homes.  We also work with companies and government entities to increase the mediation skills of their workers and to find ways to help prevent violence in the workplace.  Learn about our impact > 

Support CMG Foundation


Gifts to CMG Foundation support free mediation services and mediation skills training in the greater Richmond area.  With your help, we can bring greater access to justice to our community and more peaceful conflict resolution to the individuals and families we serve.  Get involved >

Upcoming events and news

Mediator Day Special

We are running three of our short courses on September 24, 2015 to fulfill your mediator continuing education requirements in one day.  You can earn a total of 8 hours of credit including 2 hours of Ethics.  The Mediator Day Special includes all three courses, Impact of Personality and Culture on the Mediation Process, Domestic Violence, and Ethics and ADR at a discounted rate.

See course descriptions or book single courses >

mediator day special $195

Book Mediator Day Special

Practice your mediation skills.

Join one of our new Observation courses and fulfil your mentorship requirements for mediation observations.  

november 5, 2015

General District Observation : Role-play, Exercises and Simulations


Family Observation : Role-play, Exercises and Simulations

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Become a mediator.

Join our next Family Mediation Skills training course on October 7-9, 2015. This training provides the basic knowledge and skills in family mediation.

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Network and learn mediation skills.

Join our next breakfast seminar, The Impact of Personality on Negotiation : Tips and Strategies, on October 20, 2015 at 8am.

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Learn parenting tips and strategies.

Our low-cost parent workshops are designed for parents who are separating or divorcing.  Parents learn tips and strategies for parenting across two homes and how to minimize the negative effects of separation on their child.  Our workshops are approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia for Parent education.

Join our next parent workshop >