Restorative Justice Training

When someone becomes mixed up in the criminal justice system, whether as a harming or harmed individual, is it a positive experience?

Is it possible to take responsibility, deal with consequences and seek closure in a positive manner?

The Restorative Justice Specialists Program is designed to provide training as well as practical experience in the quickly growing world of restorative justice practices. Candidates who are interested in a wide variety of domains from legal and social services to political, psychological and communications work will gain valuable experience both interacting with the mainstream justice system as well as contributing to the development of an important socio-cultural shift in the daily practice of American justice.

2019 Training Dates

This once a year training consists of 4 days of in-person training from 9am to 4pm. This year’s training dates are Monday through Thursday, October 28 – 31, 2019.

Please click here to register for our 30-hour Restorative Justice Specialists Program Training.

**All Restorative Justice Trainees must have taken a Basic Mediation Training prior to Restorative Justice Training** If you have never taken such a training, you can register for APADRC’s Basic Mediation Training Registration.

Those interested in doing any training with APADRC as a volunteer or as part of an internship can apply with this online application form. Please fill out the form and send it to


  • General Registration: $745
  • General Registration via PayPal: $765.35
  • Non-profit/government Organization Registration: $645
  • Students (w/valid ID) & Senior Citizen Registration: $545
  • APADRC volunteers and interns: $25 administrative fee. Limited availability determined by financial hardship and qualification. Training fee waived with completion of 160 hours within 4-6 months immediately following the last training session and tendering of $25 non-refundable administrative fee. (Payment of Full Regular Training fee ($745) is required if volunteer hours are not completed within 6 months) For information on volunteering or interning with the APADRC, please see our volunteer page.
  • Discounts may be available to organizations sending more than three individuals to the training.

Fee Waivers
The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is committed to both maintaining and encouraging diversity in our body of community mediators through our fee waiver program. There are limited partial and full fee-waivers available for individuals interested in training but who are unable to afford the fees. Please download our Fee-Waiver Application.