Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
  • Country: USA
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1989
  • Interests: Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: Landlord/Tenant; Domestic/Family; Neighbor; Consumer/Merchant, Business; Employment, Community (…) Disputes

[edit] Origin

APADRC is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide mediation services to traditionally underserved communities that face language, cultural and income barriers. APADRC is involved in the community collaborative with schools, government agencies, churches, businesses and other nonprofit organizations.

[edit] Mission Statement

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is a 501c3 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. APADRC strives 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. APADRC looks toward the future by training youth in the techniques of mediation and conflict resolution.

[edit] Peace Makers & Mediators (PM2)

Peace Makers and Mediators (PM²), the APADRC's youth division, provides both direct mediation services and conflict resolution training to students, teachers, and administrators. The work PM² does is unique from other peer mediation programs because they directly address sensitive issues that are often the catalyst behind conflict such as racism, sexism and homophobia. PM² provides training for students, staff, and teachers in the areas of peer mediation, conflict management, and cross-cultural competency; provide ongoing technical assistance after a peer mediation program has been established; and provides opportunities for youth mediators to utilize their mediation skills in conferences, trainings, and speaking engagements.

Although, the APADRC is primarily an Asian and Pacific Islander organization, they have a diverse staff that reaches out to all communities. PM² is currently serving the following schools: Thomas Starr King Middle School, Le Conte Middle School ; Alhambra High School ; David Starr Jordan High School ; Jefferson High School ; King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science ; University High School ; Lynwood High School.

PM² is truly humbled by the passion and commitment of all the mediators who are making a difference in preventing violence on and off their campuses. PM² looks forward to working with them as together they continue providing non-violent approaches to resolving conflict.

[edit] Community & Intergroup Conflicts

Community and Intergroup Conflicts (CIC) is a program of the APADRC that provides mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities of Los Angeles County. CIC provides:

  • A quicker, cheaper alternative to court.
  • Multiple language services.
  • A face-to-face, voluntary procedure in which in which people meet privately to talk about issues and work out an acceptable agreement with the help of a neutral mediator.
  • Large group facilitation and dialogue for organizations.
  • Telephone conciliation if a face-to-face mediation is unwanted or impractical.
  • High ethical standards of confidentiality and neutrality.
  • Empowerment of individuals to effectively manage future conflicts.
  • Community resources, as needed, through an extensive network of human, social, and legal service providers.

[edit] Types of Cases

APADRC mediates the following types of cases:

  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Domestic/Family
  • Neighbor - Neighbor
  • Consumer - Merchant
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Community
  • Small Claims
  • Organizational

[edit] Training Services

Conflict resolution and management skills are vital to daily living. To empower organizations and individuals to effectively work through conflicts when they arise, the APADRC offers conflict management training and group facilitation services. Different examples of the types of training APADRC offers are:

  • Conflict management in the workplace
  • Cross-cultural communications workshop
  • Diffusing conflicts

APADRC tailors each training to the circumstances of the agency, taking into account the organization's mission, structure, and constituency. APADRC charges $200/hour (per trainer) for training and $125/hour for consultation and prep work. All fees are subject to a sliding scale, depending on the budget of the organization. Non-profit rates are available.

[edit] Contact

1145 Wilshire Blvd Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90017 - USA

Tel: (877) 213-250-8190

Fax: 213-250-8195

Email: kent.zhu@apadrc.org

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