The Missing Link in Reentry

TACT (Teambuilding, Attitude, Conflict and Transformation) staff-development training utilizing AVP-adapted workshops. Read the article below from Corrections Today, March/April 2018.  By John Shuford, AVP Facilitator and Correctional Training Coordinator II in the Department of Prisons at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.    Beyond Security; Creating Safer Prisons utilizing AVP-adapted workshops. Follow-up article…

AVP & The Brain

RESOURCES: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uNTnlDUXHhzw_sD560H_z1ynwWO0O-7wx7YNVBo-5q8/edit?usp=sharing  

Farewell Rudy Cypser

Rudy Cypser, one of the elders of AVP, passed away on February 16 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Rudy was 94 years old and had been married to his wife, Betty for nearly 70 years. After taking the AVP training in 1984, Rudy and Betty became key leaders in Westchester. They faithfully coordinated…

Nepal Gathering Interviews

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<font size="3">Ex-con wins La Junta school board election</font>

From Andy Koen on KOAA News 5, Colorado Springs: East Otero School Board Member elect Thomas Seaba served 13 years in prison for a Second Degree Murder conviction. A decade ago he was serving hard time for murder, but today a La Junta native has been elected to the East Otero School Board. Thomas Seaba…

Spread the Word: #MYAVPLIFE

Hello AVPers! As we all know, there is a lot of violence being spread through social media these days and AVP can be a big strong active presence on line – creating a positive, non-violent atmosphere. Will you help us? Join our campaign for creative non-violence today!  AVP-USA is launching a #myavplife campaign. We’re asking every AVP facilitator to…

OJ Simpson lauds AVP

O.J. Simpson was just granted parole from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada where AVP offers workshops.  We recognise that OJ carries a lot of negative baggage around how lots of folks perceive him.  However, that’s precisely the point:  We feel that there is something of good in each one of us, no matter what our…

Bylaws Changes <font color="red">IN PLACE!</font>

  AVP-USA BYLAWS  CHANGES  What’s going on with the Bylaws?? The Bylaws were amended at the Annual National Gathering in Boston, utilizing the feedback you’ve provided and lengthly (5 hour) discussion at the business meeting. Explanation of  Changes:  Explore Changes Permanent Bylaws/Policies Repository:  Bylaws & Policy   POLICY Compensation: At the Business Meeting, there also…