The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a volunteer, not for profit organization that holds conflict resolution workshops in prisons, schools and with community groups.
AVP is based on the belief that there is good in everyone. We believe there is a power for peace, and this power has the ability to transform people and situations.
Workshops can be deep sometimes challenging experiences. They can also be fun, Workshops are experiential, giving people opportunities to discover in themselves new and creative ways of responding to conflict.
We offer three levels of workshop: basic, advance and training for facilitators. Workshops are led by teams of trained volunteer facilitators, who have completed all three workshops themselves.
Ideally, workshops are held over two full, or three shorter consecutive days.
HIIP (Help Increase the Peace Project) is the young people’s program of AVP. HIPP workshops are offered to interested schools and groups to give young people the opportunity to build conflict reolution and leadership skills. There is also a youth program which is conducted in high school. It is an endorsed WACE subject for year 10 and 11 students.