Restorative Justice Training

Whenever anyone 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

No trainings are currently scheduled.  Please visit this page for updates throughout the year. Trainings consist of 2 days of in-person training and an online training module.

**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.

For more information on future trainings, please send an email to with the Subject Title: “2019 RJ Training.” 

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

$25 (Administrative Fee) for APADRC volunteers / Interns
$175 for NGO employees, students, seniors
$275 for all others

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.

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