The Alternatives to Violence Project-USA
Transform Conflict

AVP in Prisons

AVP does much of it’s work with the incarcerated who deal with violence both in the “inside” and “outside” worlds.
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In Communities

Communities are not immune to the effects of violence. Here much of the violence we encounter is NOT physical.
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AVP with Youth

How better to imagine a world without violence than to inspire mutual respect and cooperation from a young age!
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AVP and Trauma

A newly developing focus for AVP: How can we become resilient to the trauma we experience in our lives?
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Who We Are ===============

A grassroots, worldwide movement dedicated to building peace in ourselves and in our homes, schools, institutions and communities. We seek to release everyone’s innate power to positively transform ourselves, and in so doing, transform the world.
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What We Do ===============

Our workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.
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How AVP Helps ===============

An AVP Workshop facilitator’s view:“AVP is about people from all different backgrounds coming together to be in community. When I see participants making themselves vulnerable by sharing and being open to change, I am inspired to manage my own conflict better. We are all transformed, and that transformation ripples outward throughout our communities.”
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The Alternatives To Violence Project-USA

Transform Conflict
The Alternatives to Violence Project-USA
Transform Conflict