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"Our mission is to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation, and trust.
...AVP encourages every person's innate power to positively transform themselves and the world.
AVP/USA is an association of community based groups and prison based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth and creative conflict management....
AVP is dedicated to reducing the level of violence in our society. Our goal is to reduce the level of violence by introducing people to ways of resolving conflict that reduce their need to resort to violence as the solution. The Alternatives to Violence Project is designed to create successful personal interactions and transform violent situations. We're dedicated to teaching the same non-violent skills and techniques that were used by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
- Alternatives to Violence Project, USA
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) is just one of many groups across the nation devoted to exploring non-violent soultions in vulnerable communities. MCTC is the most recent addition to the Maryland AVP community.
We are looking to grow our community and invite you to participate in the workshops.
Each workshop is three days; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are three levels to the AVP experience: the basic, and advanced workshops are the first two. The third workshop is Training for Facilitators which is a unquie weekend in which participants learn to lead workshops.
AVP is open to anyone; however, minimal restrictions are imposed by the institution (age minimum, criminal convictions).
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