The Mediation Center of Hampton Roads offers the most comprehensive array of alternative dispute resolution services and training available in Hampton Roads. We provide all training necessary for mediation certification as required by the Supreme Court of Virginia. We can design a conflict resolution program to meet the specific needs of your company or organization.

Unlike traditional court proceedings, mediation is not premised on a “winner-take-all” approach; rather that parties will realistically assess their positions and cooperate in reaching a solution. The focus of mediation is to explore the behaviors and attitudes that have led to the conflict, clarify roles and expectations, determine the cause of the breakdown in communication, and then find a realistic and mutually acceptable solution. The goal is for the parties to create a written agreement which accurately reflects the terms that each party feels is fair, balanced, and realistic.

Batterer Intervention Program

Eight step conflict resolution seminars designed to reduce violence in the home, workplace, and community. (As used and approved by Norfolk’s Local Offender Treatment Supervisor Program-LOTS)

  • 8, 12, and 18 week courses (or design for your organization)
  • 2 hour sessions

Cooperative Co-parenting

Four hour court-approved Cooperative Co-Parenting seminar that teachers parents to:

  • Recognize the effects of parental separation
  • Separate their children’s needs from their own
  • Identify potential problems
  • Utilize communication techniques


Classes are offered every week/sliding scale available.


Conflict Resolution Training

This class goes well beyond the standard Anger Management classes, dealing not only with anger issues, but going to the source of the problem and working towards and effective resolution.


Highlights of conflict resolution training

  • Dealing Effectively with Anger
  • Setting a Positive Tone
  • Communication Techniques
  • Discussing and Defining the Problem
  • Identifying Goals
  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Evaluating and Choosing Solutions

What is Conflict Resolution?Conflict Resolution is an effective process helping to resole disputes between two or more people.

What is the goal?The goal of the Conflict Resolution Training is to reduce violent behavior in homes, school, the work place, and the community.

How Can the Goal be Achieved?Conflict Resolution occurs by equipping each individual with skills to approach conflict’s in a thoughtful, constructive, and positive way, benefiting everyone involved. We do this through an 8-step Conflict Resolution process.

Advantages of Conflict Resolution

  • Decreases Dysfunction in the Family, School, and Workplace
  • Creates a Win-Win Outcome
  • Saves Time and Money
  • Establishes a Positive Self Awareness
  • De-escalates conflict amongst colleagues and customers
  • Creates a Positive work environment
  • Provides helpful alternatives for coping with anger and stress
  • Promotes healthier interpersonal relationships & communication skills

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange

Provide safe, non-threatening environment for children to visit with non-custodial parents in order to maintain relationships.

  • Off-site visits available
  • Detailed reports provided

Mediation Training

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Why use our services?

  • You save time.
    With our services you can schedule mediation when you want and work at a pace that is comfortable for you. You avoid the typical delays between court hearings
  • You save money.
    The entire cost of mediation is a fraction of what you are required to pay to retain a typical attorney.
  • You maintain privacy.
    You protect yourself and your family from a public court battle.
  • Your agreement lasts.
    When you and your spouse agree to the terms of your separation, you are both more than likely to live up to the agreement because it was a collaborative effort with input from both sides
  • You improve communication.
    Since you successfully reached an agreement under difficult circumstances, you will be more likely to successfully handle other issues that may arise.
  • It works!
    Mediation is voluntary; however, the American Bar Association reports that approximately 85% of couples reach an agreement.