Transform lives - become an Alternatives to Violence Facilitator

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AVP Colorado

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Help facilitate life changing Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops in Colorado's prisons and communities. Our workshops utilize the shared experience of participants, interactive exercises, games and role playing to examine the ways in which we respond to situations that can lead to aggressive behavior or violence. Participants discover new ways to communicate effectively, build community, and resolve conflict. AVP has demonstrated results in reducing levels of anger and in resolving conflict.

Make a difference in other people's lives while experiencing your own personal growth. The first step in becoming an AVP facilitator to attend a basic AVP workshop. You will work with a team of experienced volunteer facilitators.

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About AVP Colorado


c/o Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, 789 Sherman St., Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

AVP Colorado is dedicated to empowering people within the criminal justice system in Colorado to make positive life changes for the betterment of themselves, their families, and the community at large.


For more than thirty years, AVP Colorado, formerly the New Foundations Nonviolence Center, has helped people in Colorado prisons and communities transform their lives. Through Alternatives to Violence workshops, we give people the tools they can use to learn new ways to communicate and resolve conflict without resorting to manipulation, coercion, or violence.


We'll work with your schedule.


c/o CNDC789 Sherman St., Suite 250Denver, CO 80203



  • Conflict Resolution
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • workshops are 18 - 22 hours. The schedule is structured to meet the need of the prison or community group. In prisons, workshops are generally three consecutive days. Community workshops can be a series of sessions on a weekly basis
  • Volunteers must participate in an AVP Basic, Advanced and Training for Facilitator Workshop to become a facilitators. . Volunteers working in Colorado prisons are also required to complete prison volunteer training requirements.

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