ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT NEW YORK

Creating Cultures of Peace

aka Alternatives to Violence Project / New York   |   Ithaca, NY   |  www.avpny.org

Mission

Alternatives to Violence Project New York is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to reducing interpersonal violence in our society. We offer experiential workshops that present conflict transformation skills that empower people to lead non-violent lives through affirmation, respect for all, cooperation, communication, community building and trust.

Ruling year info

1986

Co-President

Steve Bradley

Co-President

Valentine Doyle

Main address

PO Box 6851

Ithaca, NY 14851 USA

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EIN

13-3014706

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

Dispute Resolution/Mediation Services (I51)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Violence comes in many forms--from put-downs to genocide and torture. When violence happens we all suffer--the person or being on the receiving end suffers, the person inflicting the violence suffers and those who witness the violence suffer. And now, through epigenetics, we know that our genes pass down trauma and the effects of trauma from one generation to the next, to the next.

We are a nation and a world in need of real healing. If we do not take real and significant steps to heal from trauma, it will become manifest in unhealthy ways.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Alternatives to Violence Project / New York

In 2019, AVP/NY held 168 two to three-day (16-22 hour) workshops, 9 short (6-12 hour) workshops and 9 mini workshops with 2,263 participants and 375 volunteer facilitators. Facilitators logged 25,548 volunteer hours.

156 of those workshops were held inside nineteen prisons (including one federal prison) and one county jail in New York State, with 1,871 participants completing. Four of those workshops were held in Spanish and two were bi-lingual. We trained 193 new apprentice facilitators inside the walls.

We held 19 full (16 hour minimum) workshops in community settings with 127 adults, 64 young adult or teen and 11 youth participants. We trained 32 adult and 15 teen apprentice facilitators. Five short workshops (6-12 hours) had 76 youth and nine adults complete and five mini (half-day) workshops saw 56 youth and 18 adults.

Teen and adult facilitators led one Basic and one Advanced Workshop with 20 and 24 high school students from Walton and Franklin Schools and they held three mini (one-day) workshops with 7th graders, reaching 56 youth.

Through Osborne Association, we continue to hold workshops with 16-20 year olds from the Bronx, reaching 28 participants and 15 became apprentice facilitators.

We continued to grow our program in Syracuse, holding one short workshop, one Basic Workshop, one Trauma Awareness and Resilience Workshop and one Training for Facilitators Workshop, adding ten new apprentice facilitators to the community.

Our community work also extends to Elmira, Buffalo, Rochester, Westchester, Newburgh, Ithaca and Trumansburg.

We continue to hold twice-monthly Landing Strip meetings--support groups for people returning from prison to Rochester and in 2020, we expanded to Newburgh with monthly meetings. These meetings are also a means of reaching community members who are interested in AVP.

With COVID severely limiting our ability to provide in-person workshops, we are beginning to hold workshops on-line.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Model Program 2016

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Alternatives to Violence Project creates brave spaces for participants and facilitators alike to seek creative ways to address the violence, and the effects of violence, in our lives.

Financials

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ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT NEW YORK

Board of directors
as of 8/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Valentine Doyle


Board co-chair

Steve Bradley

FRED FEUCHT

AVP New York and Westchester Area Council

JILL McLELLAN

AVP New York and Central New York Area Council and NYYM

KATHLEEN GALE

AVP/NY and Elmira Area Council

CAROLYN POLIKARPUS

AVP/NY and Mid-Hudson Area Council

ROBERT MARTIN

AVP/NY and Mid-Hudson Area Council

Valentine Doyle

AVP/NY and AVP/CT

Jo Clayson

AVP/NY and Catskill Area Council

Albert Dickerson

AVP/NY and Genesee Valley Area Council

Bill Marx

AVP/NY and Niagara Frontier Area Council

Mary Beth Gamba

AVP/NY and Genesee Valley Area Council

Alphonso Simmons

AVP/NY and New York City Area Council

Steve Bradley

AVP/NY and Adirondack Area Council

Robert Schwab

AVP/NY and Bronx Area Council

David Fletcher

AVP/NY and NYC Area Council and NYYM

Crystal Heshmat

AVP/NY and Albany Area Council and NYYM

Coralie Joseph

AVP/NY and Westchester Area Council

John Sheridan

AVP/NY and Central NY Area Council

Alisha Kohn

AVP/NY and Mid-Hudson Area Council

Heather Kirk-Davidoff

AVP/NY and Albany Area Council

Daneryl Weber

AVP/NY and Catskill Area Council

Yvette Miller

AVP/NY and New York City and Long Island Area Council