Institute for Non-Violence Los Angeles


In 2010, Avis Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program, and Buzz Wilms, UCLA Professor of Education, founded the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles. The foundation of the Institute’s work is a year-round series of undergraduate courses called “Restoring Civility: Understanding, Using, and Resolving Conflict.” The courses are sponsored by the Education Department and by the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. The Peer Mediation Program is a proud recipient of a USC Good Neighbors Grant https://goodneighbors.usc.edu/.