Journey of Change

About AVP Nevada

ABOUT US

AVP Nevada offers the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Nevada communities and prisons.  AVP is an international volunteer program that enables participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.

WHO WE ARE

AVP Nevada was established in 2002 at Nevada State Prison (NSP).
We are now conducting workshops on a regular basis at three Nevada prisons and one federal prison,
as well as occasional community workshops.

WHERE WE STARTED

AVP started in Green Haven Prison in New York in 1975, and now also operates in communities, schools, colleges and conflict situations worldwide.

AVP Nevada started at Nevada State Prison
in 2002

WHAT WE DO

We don't lecture or preach. Our experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.

An AVP Workshop Can Help You To

Prison participant comments:  ” I returned to prison five times in seven years, but today was a blessing—in giving my full attention and learning new ways to deal with anger.”  “It struck me that although I am in prison, I am actually free — free to make my own choices about myself.” “It really helped me sit back, take a look at my old ways of living, and how I have handled conflict.  I received great feedback from other participants and facilitators.”  

What People Are Saying

Captain Bowers at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility said, “I believe that Alternatives to Violence has guided our abused offender participants in a positive direction. The offenders have told me the materials learned during the sessions gave them options they never realized they had. Many offenders have also stated they will find the courage to walk away from abusive relationships.”

Volunteer Facilitator comments: “AVP opens up hearts and minds to new possibilities in life!” “AVP has given me the opportunity to … to look inward and to discover new things about myself. We can all use these tools to better our relationships at home and at work too.”
Caseworkers at two different Nevada prisons said, “We have seen a difference on the yard.”  
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