Community Mediation Center
912 S. Gay Street, Suite L-300, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 594-1879 | 2mediate.org
The Community Mediation Center provides conflict resolution services to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay. Careful intake and screening occur with each inquiry. CMC can provide mediation when parties are represented, when neither party is represented, or when only one party is represented. CMC’s facilitative interest-based mediation approach allows the parties to reach their own best solutions to disputes. CMC trains volunteers using a Rule 31-approved training. Co-mediators work as a team to empower the participants to create a lasting solution and prevent future problems.
CMC maintains a listing of Rule 31 family mediators who will take court-ordered reduced fee family cases (Rule 38). All services are provided at no cost or low cost. Agency referrals welcome. Parties are also welcomed to self-refer.
CMC’s mediation space at Knox County Juvenile Court is safe and secure; and cases are scheduled when the parties are available including mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Types of issues referred to mediation: divorce and post-divorce disputes; “never-married” co-parenting and visitation issues; family and neighborhood disputes; juvenile delinquency and unruly cases; workplace (small business, church, and non-profit); a variety of civil issues such as landlord-tenant, boundary issues, consumer and contract problems, animal, noise, etc.
CASA of East Tennessee's mission is to improve the lives of abused and neglected children through trained volunteers who advocate for safe, permanent, loving homes. To achieve our mission, we recruit, train, and support volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home; get more help while in the juvenile system; and is more likely to have consistent, responsible adult presence. Children with a CASA volunteer also spend less time in foster care, are less likely to be bounced from home to home, and do better in school. Children with a CASA volunteer are supported throughout the duration of their case and have a higher chance of achieving permanency and not re-entering foster care.
We serve children in Knox County and work within Knox County Juvenile Court. CASA is appointed by the Judge or Magistrate presiding over the case; we do not decide which cases we serve.
Disability Rights TN
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 670-2944 | disabilityrightstn.org
Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides FREE services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.
DRT provides information and referral to agencies and services that can help you with your issue; investigation of abuse and neglect concerns; advocacy services and/or legal representation for issues approved by the Review Team; education and outreach on topics related to the legal rights of Tennesseans with disabilities for self-advocates, family members, service providers, and other community groups; and public policy advocacy, educating and informing policy makers about issues that impact people with disabilities.
Office of Immigrant Services
3227 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 971-3550 | ccetn.org
The Office of Immigrant Services at Catholic Charities of East TN is the only DOJ-recognized office in all of East Tennessee. We provide qualified and low-cost immigration legal assistance to the local communities. We mostly focus on family reunification, citizenship, and assistance to refugees and asylees who need to apply for their green card. If you are in need of one of these services, or you have a question about immigration, please call our office to schedule a consultation.
La Oficina de Servicios para Inmigrantes de Caridades Católicas del Este de Tennessee, es la única oficina reconocida en todo el Este de Tennessee por el Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos. Esta oficina provee asistencia legal calificada en materia de inmigración y a bajo costo a las comunidades locales. Nos enfocamos más en la reunificación familiar, ciudadanía y en la asistencia a refugiados y asilados quienes necesitan aplicar por la tarjeta verde. Si Usted necesita asistencia con algunos de los servicios antes citados, o tiene alguna pregunta acerca de inmigración, por favor llame a nuestra oficina para agendar una cita.
Legal Resource Guide
Finding Legal Assitance in Knoxville
A Public Service of the Knoxville Bar Association
The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to provide the following directory of Legal Service providers in our community. Learn about government agencies, nonprofits, pro bono organizations and others who help to ensure that all citizens have equal access to justice.