Mediation, from a Mental Health Perspective.

Darin Witkovic Unlike the majority of the volunteers at the APADRC, I am not an aspiring lawyer or law student. In fact, I would have never discovered the organization if I hadn’t been looking over resumes at my current place

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Imbalance in Power Dynamic

by Katherine Pham Conflict Resolution Specialist The APADRC has a strong sense of community, in that individuals who have sought help from us in the past have known that they can rely on us to help them in the future

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Restorative Justice Outreach Activities!

by Sean Dwyer Assistant Program Director What a day I had on Thursday July 24, 2014! As a reasonable addition to my bike and my bus pass, I got a Zip Car account, so I could zip, as they say,

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Restorative Justice in the Community

Restorative Justice in the Community by Sean Dwyer, Assistant Program Director It is nearly impossible to imagine a positive experience in the prison system. There is always the possibility of reading many books, working out, perhaps even taking school courses,

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Leading A Successful Mediation: Tips

Daniel Cheung Volunteer Mediator A successful mediation will often leave you feeling accomplished because you’ve saved your parties’ from wasting time, money, and having a headache. However, leading a successful mediation will not always be easy as each case has

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The Role of Law in Mediation

by Shawn Jang Who is a better mediator? A young lawyer or a grey-haired, non-lawyer community leader? This is one of the constantly debated issues in the dispute resolution field. Some argue that legal knowledge is an essential armor that

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Yoga: The Light Within

  “Yoga: The Light Within” By Julian Lee Upon taking on the role of marketing and development assistant at APADRC, I was overjoyed to find that I had stepped into a warm community of peacemakers. Being in an office environment

Posted in 2014 March

A Third Party

“A Third Party” By: Andrew Mathews             Prior to working for the APADRC as a Conflict Resolution Specialist, I had very little knowledge about mediation or the process and skills needed for the position.  I quickly learned that patience and

Posted in 2014 February

Saving Business Relationships

Saving Business Relationships By Ying Wang In this story of a successful mediation between a business and its long-time customer, we start with Sally, who had the tail light of her BMW repaired at Joseph’s repair shop. Sally paid Joseph

Posted in 2014 February

Creating a Forum for Community Dialogue and Action in Japan

After leaving the APADRC as Program Director and arriving in Tokyo this past August, time has been peeling away as I’ve acclimated.  There has been so much to learn: new cultural norms, language, re-establishing a routine, growing familiar with the

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