Alternatives to Violence Project - Kern County - Community Workshop


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Sat Jun 24, 2017 09:00 AM - Sun Jun 25, 2017 06:00 PM


4900 California AveNOT THE WORKSHOP LOCATION****Bakersfield, CA 93309


Contact us to formally Register for the Bakersfield Community Workshop in June . If we can be of any assistance in helping you get to the workshops or specific accommodations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

The Alternatives to Violence Project ( AVP) is a Global, National and State level organization that provides conflict resolution/transformation workshops through local AVP councils. Our community programs include restorative justice programs, school programs, service provider training, community building and civic agency training. At the state level, we work with the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation(CDCR) inside of 22 of their 35 prisons working to reduce violence. In 2015 AVP was honored for its work by Cal Volunteers based in the Governor's Office, the San Francisco Community Boards as the Peace Maker of the Year and by CDCR with innovation grants.

ABOUT AVP WORKSHOPS : Our workshops are experiential, rather than lecture, and draw from participants' own experiences of violence and conflict. Workshops focus on conflict resolution, community building and communication skills to empower healthy interpersonal relationships and communities.

Our program provides workshops focused on conflict resolution, communication skills and community building. Our current local programs include workshops within the community as well as prisons. Our goal in the area is to establish a base of facilitators to support our programs within Wasco and North Kern State Prisons and local workshops within diverse communities in the Kern County areas. We welcome volunteers, individuals interested in training to facilitate with our program, and the opportunity to present our work or provide organizational workshops. We are currently funded through a grant and able to provided scholarships to individuals interested in training with our program. Below are some additional Workshop Dates for Kern County:
  • WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: Bakersfield Community -BASIC June 24-25, VENUE: TBA Sat, 9:00AM - 6:00PM, (light breakfast 8:30) Lunch & snacks Sun, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, (light breakfast 8:30) Lunch & snacks.
  1. T4F* WORKSHOP: May 20-21, Sat-Sun, Venue: **WSP * Training for Facilitators
  2. BASIC WORKSHOP: June 17-18, Sat- Sun, Venue: NKSP*
  3. BASIC WORKSHOP: July 15-16, Sat- Sun, Venue: TBD*
  4. ADVANCED WORKSHOP: Aug 11-12, Sat- Sun, Venue: NKSP*
  5. ADVANCED WORKSHOP: Aug 19-20, Sat- Sun, Venue: WSP*
**WSP-Wasco State Prison *NKSP-North Kern State Prison *TBA/D-To Be Announced/ Determined


  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Group Facilitation
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 day trainings, 18 hours per workshop level

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