Los Angeles County Dispute Resolution Program

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

In 1986, the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) was signed into law. This law allows counties to fund alternative dispute resolution services from a portion of the filing fees collected for first papers in civil court actions. Currently, nine agencies are contracted with DRPA funds to train and supervise mediators in Los Angeles County. These mediators’ help people resolve their differences without the added cost of time and money required for full, formal court proceedings.

Mediation services are available for three types of disputes:

Community-based Mediations

Disputes for which there is time for conversation and collaboration, including merchant- customer, landlord-tenant, family, neighbor to neighbor, and debt disputes.

Day-of-Hearing Court

Disputes filed as civil actions in Los Angeles County that must be resolved on the day of hearing, including small claims, unlawful detainer, and civil harassment and civil limited cases. These cases are identified at the courthouse on the day of the scheduled hearing.

Restorative Justice

Disputes that involve infractions or misdemeanors in which, using Restorative Justice principles and practices, persons accepting responsibility for harm-causing behavior and those harmed by the behavior are brought together for facilitated dialogue to share their experiences and plan the actions that will be used to repair the harm. These cases are referred by law enforcement or prosecuting agencies.

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual, business, or organization residing, working, or operating in Los Angeles County is eligible to receive DRPA-funded Mediation services at little or no cost.

REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

To request assistance with Mediation services, you may call a Contract Provider agency directly.

CONTRACTORS AND SERVICE AREAS

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Website

(213) 250-8190

DRPA Funded Area 3

California Conference for Equality and Justice

Website

(562) 435-8184

DRPA Funded Area (s) 6 , 8)

California Lawyers for the Arts

Website

(310) 207-0001

(DRPA Funded Area 2)

Center for Conflict Resolution

Website

(818) 705-1090

(DRPA Funded Area: 2)

Centinela Youth Services

Website

(310) 970-7702

(DRPA Funded Areas 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Korean-American Coalition

Website

(213) 383-4290

(DRPA Funded Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Website

(800) 593-8222

(DRPA Funded Areas 2, 3, 4, 6, 8)

Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution

Website

(213) 736-1145

(DRPA Funded Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney

Website

(213) 978-1880

(DRPA Funded Areas 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Map of Los Angeles County showing the eight DRPA service planning areas
Community Mediation Service Areas
(Corresponding with LA County’s 8 Service Planning Areas)

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (1):

Antelope Valley: Acton, Gorman, Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Littlerock, Lake Los Angeles

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (2):

San Fernando Valley: Burbank, Glendale, Newhall, Northridge,  San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Valley Val Verde, Westlake Village, East & West Valley areas

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (3):

San Gabriel Valley: Alhambra, Altadena, Irwindale, La Puente, Pasadena, Pomona,  El Monte, Azusa, San Dimas

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (4):

Metro: Atwater, Boyle Heights, Downtown, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Hancock Park, Koreatown, Hollywood, Park La Brea, West Hollywood, Silverlake

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (5):

West: Beverly Hills, Culver City, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, Westchester

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (6):

South: Compton, Florence, Lynwood, South Los Angeles, Watts

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (7):

East: Vernon, Maywood, Huntington Park, Bellflower, South Gate, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Signal Hill,  Montebello, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, La Mirada, Whittier, La Habra

SERVICE PLANNING AREA (8):

South Bay: Inglewood, Torrance, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro

News and Events

LCCR Offers Nuts & Bolts Mediation Training

Summer 2022 30-Hour Nuts & Bolts Mediation Training 25 Hour MCLE Credit Available (3 Hours Legal Ethics, 1 Hour Elimination of Bias) The Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (LCCR) at LMU Loyola Law School is conducting a Community Mediation Training Program that satisfies the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) classroom training requirements to mediate […]

CCEJ to Host Community Mediation Certification Training

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) will be hosting Cultivating Compassion, a community mediation certification training beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. For more information, check the flyer or contact Dr. Nimisha Barton at nbarton@cacej.org. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CultivatingCompassionFall2022

These Services Are Made Possible in Part Through Support for the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs and the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.
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