Community Mediation

Utilizing communication and negotiation to resolve a dispute

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WE ARE DEDICATED TO SERVING TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED
AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on the Asian Pacific Islander Population. We strive to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross cultural community conflicts and their root causes with community partners through education, training, and development of new models and techniques. The APADRC looks toward the future by training youth in the techniques of mediation and conflict resolution. The APADRC is the only center in Southern California whose service population routinely includes the often excluded, monolingual Asian Pacific immigrant communities.

County of Los Angeles Support Statement:

These services are made possible through major support from the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services through the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

Contact us at 213. 250. 8190 or info@apadrc.org for more information.

“Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party facilitates communication and negotiation, and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute.”

– Model Standards of Conduct of Mediators (American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Association for Conflict Resolution)

WHAT TO EXPECT

See how we work.

Initial Intake

We start with getting the facts and assessing the issue at hand.

Discuss

We listen to both parties and their side of the story to understand their needs, interests, and emotions. We then update both parties with the conversation's progress.

Think

We brainstorm a variety of options and solutions with the parties in order to reach a resolution.

Resolve

Review all options presented and reach an agreement.

Donate today and help build peace in your community

Here's how your donation helps

– $25 allows us to waive the fee of a low-income client so they can receive our mediation service for free.
– For $100, we can provide a conflict resolution training to a school or nonprofit organization for one hour.
– For $500, we can offer a scholarship to a student who needs help affording the tuition and costs of attending a university.
– For $1,000, we can run our peer mediation program in a school or waive 50% to 100% of the cost for a couple to go through divorce mediation.

With the current economic downturn many of our clients face more difficulty and stress, resulting in increased conflicts in the home and community. We have seen a 16% increase in housing/family/divorce cases and a 24% increase in consumer/merchant debt cases.

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OUR SERVICES

What we do.

Community Mediation

The APADRC mediates many different kinds of mediations, including (but not limited to): Family Disputes (couples and marital issues, parent/child conflicts), Housing (landlord/tenant, neighbor/neighbor) , Workplace (wage issues, employer/employee, co-worker disputes) and many more situations.

Restorative Justice

APADRC’s Restorative Justice program provides opportunities for collaborative, group dialogue with the goal of both healing and empowering diverse communities through the development of relevant, peaceful solutions and positive, ongoing relationships.

Peer Mediation

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.

Divorce Mediation

The APADRC Divorce Mediation Program was created to provide affordable family law mediation services to the diverse inter-cultural Los Angeles communities. It is administered through the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC), which was founded in 1989 pursuant to the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

In-School Mediations

The APADRC brings violence prevention and education to the LAUSD

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.

The APADRC looks toward the future by training youth
in the techniques of mediation and conflict resolution

CLIENT QUOTES

OUR BLOG

31 Oct 2012

Improve Your Conversations With These Active Listening Techniques

By Claire Doran As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us will spend our days eating lots of delicious and mouth-watering foods with our families, friends and partners. This time presents us with the perfect opportunity to connect with each other again, reflect on things that we may have taken for granted, and bring that …

28 Oct 2012

Peer Mediation Start-Up Kit

By Charles Chang It’s finally here!  After sifting through a lot of the peer mediation curriculum out there, and after editing and revising the curriculum, we are ready with our first edition of Peer Mediators: A Complete School Curriculum (Grades 6-8). It’s a comprehensive peer mediation start-up kit that will allow someone to start a …

10 Oct 2012

APADRC Welcomes Claire Doran as Program Director!

By Charles Chang The APADRC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Program Director, Claire Doran. Claire Doran was born and raised in Cupertino, California to immigrant Indonesian and British parents.  She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. During …

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Important: Please Read

In accordance with the orders issued by Governor Newson and Mayor Garcetti to help lessen the exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus, the APADRC staff has transitioned to working from home for the time being.

Feel free to continue to contact us via telephone (213-250-8190) or email (crs@apadrc.org) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you and we hope that you stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,
The APADRC Team


根据Newson州长和Garcetti市长发布的帮助减少新冠状病毒暴露和传播的命令,APADRC的工作人员目前已经转变为居家工作。

您可以继续通过电话(213-250-8190)或电子邮件 (crs@apadrc.org)与我们联系。我们将尽快给您回复。

感谢各位谅解,希望大家都平安健康,保持良好心和健康作息,一起共度

此致,
太美裔争端解决中心团队


De acuerdo con las ordenes emitidas del gobernador Newsom y el alcalde Garcetti para ayudar a disminuir la exposicion y la propagacion del virus COVID-19, el personal del APADDRC estara trabajando de forma remota desde su hogar.

Por lo tanto, no dude en continuar comunicandose con nosotros por telefono (213-250-8190) o por correo electronico (crs@apadrc.org) y nos pondremos en contacto con usted lo más pronto possible.

Gracias y esperamos que se mantenga saludable y seguro.

Atentamente,
El Equipo APADRC