Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC)
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.
Founded as a multicultural conflict resolution center in 1989 to serve the diverse and historically underserved communities of Los Angeles County, the APADRC assists people in removing the barriers that prevent us from feeling heard, being understood, and having a sense of belonging. With a proven record of improving interpersonal and community relations, our culturally competent multilingual alternative dispute resolution services seek to cultivate peace in society and improve lived experiences.