Peace Makers & Mediators
The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) brings violence prevention and education to several schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District through our youth program titled Peace Makers and Mediators (PM²).
We provide both direct mediation services and conflict resolution training to students, teachers, and administrators. Conflict is a regular and inevitable aspect of life. Schools are increasingly recognizing the importance of training staff, teachers, and students the skills necessary for managing conflict in a productive and nonviolent manner.
This program provides students with a sense of responsibility, ownership, and the ability to both lead and work collaboratively with others. PM² has provided training and technical assistance to many schools in the greater Los Angeles area.
Our diverse staff that reaches out to all communities, as the demographics of our diverse schools demonstrate. 61% of students that we work with are Hispanic, 23% are African American, 10% are Asian Pacific Islander and 6% are white Caucasian.