Consultant - Curriculum and Training Project for Restorative Justice

September 14, 2023 Job Listing

Request for Proposal
Curriculum and Training Project for Restorative Justice
Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

Proposal submissions are due by October 20, 2023

Start date is November 13, 2023

The Organization

ALC is the nation’s first legal organization focusing on advancing and defending the civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Since 1972, ALC has litigated high-profile civil rights cases, advocated for the passage of landmark policy changes, and provided an array of services, including direct legal representation and community education to further the rights of low-income immigrants and communities of color. Current program areas include: Criminal Justice Reform, Housing Rights, Immigrant Rights, National Security & Civil Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Voting Rights.


The Asian Law Caucus (ALC) has been awarded the Transformative Grant by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), spanning from 2022 to 2025. This grant is dedicated to addressing the issue of violence against Asian Pacific Islanders in California communities. In light of the escalating anti-Asian violence experienced during the pandemic, there has been a growing effort by some Asian American leaders and organizations to advocate for increased policing in Asian American neighborhoods and policies that expand the carceral state. In response to this narrative, ALC is working to build greater AAPI cultural competence among Bay Area restorative justice practitioners, alongside parallel efforts to increase awareness of and comfort with restorative justice practices in local AAPI communities.

Consultant Requirements

The consultant will be responsible for supporting the development of a series of trainings aimed at instructing restorative justice facilitators in implementing this curriculum. The consultant will be responsible for supporting the development of a series of trainings aimed at instructing restorative justice facilitators in implementing this curriculum.

  • ALC is seeking a qualified consultant with a proven track record of working effectively with first-generation immigrant communities and/or monolingual communities.
  • The selected consultant will collaborate closely with ALC and a restorative justice partner organization to develop a culturally responsive and linguistically accessible restorative justice curriculum tailored for Chinese and/or Vietnamese-speaking communities.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in Chinese or Vietnamese is desired but not required.
  • Proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area is preferred but not required. If outside the San Francisco Bay Area, we anticipate the need for occasional travel for in-person meetings at important moments in the project.

Project Scope and Timeline

  • November 13th 2023-February 2024: Bi-monthly meetings between ALC and restorative justice partner organization.
  • February 2024-June 2024: Monthly meetings with ALC and restorative justice partner organization.
  • June 2024: Completion of the restorative justice curriculum and training materials.
  • Periodic Meetings: Engage in periodic meetings with ALC's program evaluation consultant.
  • Data Reporting: Provide data and progress reports to ALC for inclusion in ALC's quarterly CDSS reports.

What to Include in Your Proposal

Please send your proposals to by October 20 with the subject line: "Restorative Justice in API Communities - RFP Submission." Proposals should not exceed three pages in length (not including resume, writing sample, and list of references).

Priority will be given to applicants that submit all of the required application materials.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Resume: Provide a comprehensive resume detailing your relevant experience, particularly in working with immigrant or monolingual communities.
  3. Proposal: Outline your approach to developing a culturally responsive and linguistically accessible restorative justice curriculum, including your strategies for ensuring it aligns with the needs of Chinese and/or Vietnamese-speaking communities.
  4. Explanation of how you meet the requirements: Explain how your experience and expertise align with the consultant requirements outlined in this RFP.
  5. Writing Sample: Scenario, curriculum, or training demonstrating your previous work.
  6. Hourly Rate: Specify your hourly rate for the services you will provide, and an estimate of the number of hours and project expenses. The total project budget should not exceed $60,000 from the timeline of November 2023 to December 31st 2024.
  7. References: Include references from other organizations you have consulted for or similar projects you have been involved in.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and potentially partnering with you to advance our mission of promoting restorative justice and healing in Asian Pacific Islander communities while fostering collaboration and understanding among all marginalized communities. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please reach out to Susan, HR Manager, at