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Alternatives to Violence Project Britain

Alternatives to Violence Project Britain

Charity information

Alternatives to Violence Project Britain

The Alternatives to Violence Project, Britain (AVP) is a charity with over 100 trained volunteer facilitators delivering intensive group workshops for people who want to handle conflict well.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to serve those who want to handle conflict well without using, or being the victim of, violence (whether physical or psychological)

    AVP began in 1975 in a New York prison when a workshop was held to support young men to handle conflict without violence. This generated more interest and the programme quickly spread to many other prisons and then into the wider community.

    AVP Britain is a vibrant national charity run by a large group of volunteers. Our trained volunteer facilitators offer workshops in the community, in prisons and in other settings. In our workshops, participants draw on their own experiences to explore the conflicts in their own lives and find ways of dealing with them. Many of our participants have histories of both using and suffering from physical violence. Others come to AVP simply to build better relationships and to communicate well in heated situations.

  • Aims

    Alternatives to Violence Project Britain aims to:

    • People handle conflict better without committing or suffering acts of violence
    • A nationally and regionally coordinated and evaluated service reaches diverse communities in every region of Great Britain
    • Public awareness of, and resistance to, the causes of violence between people are increased
    • Volunteers gain training and experience as group facilitators in the community, including prisons
  • Overview

    Established: January 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1085709

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 020 7324 4755

    Address: Grayston Centre 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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