Transforming Power, Building Community in Michigan

AVP: Building Community Through Nonviolence

The Alternatives to Violence Project offers experiential community and prison workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management. Founded by Quakers in New York prisons in 1975, the nondenominational program was developed based on the real-life experiences of prisoners. AVP encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform first themselves and then the world around them.

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57 3-Day MI Workshops Thus Far
39 Inmate Facilitators Trained
21 Outside Facilitators Trained
2 MI Prison Sites

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News and Updates on the Alternatives to Violence MI Chapter.

Michigan DOC Halts Prison Visits

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) announced on March 13...

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Our Ionia Team is Growing

Thanks to two successful Trainings for Facilitators (T4F) in November...

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AVP Michigan Milestone

In October, the AVP Michigan team completed their 51st 3-day...

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