Local Councils

AVP Councils are located throughout California, and we are working to establish more! Please review the list below to see if there is a council near you, or Contact Us for more information.

Northern California

North Bay-Santa Rosa Council
Facilitating prison and community workshops in northern California.
Email John at jcreager@sonic.net or call (707) 576-0511

Bay Bridge Council
San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and throughout the East Bay, facilitating workshops in community, prisons in the Bay Area and region, as well as San Francisco Jail. Email
AVPBayBridge@gmail.com for information.

Santa Cruz/Salinas Valley Council
Facilitating workshops in the community and in Soledad Prison (CTF) and Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP).
Call (831) 566-0260, email Linda at lindamccue@aol.com, or on Facebook

Northern Sierra Council 
Facilitating workshops in High Desert State Prison and California Correctional Center, as well as in Susanville, Redding, and Chico communities.
Contact Ann at avboone@sonic.net (prisons)

Sierra Foothills Council (Grass Valley/Nevada City)
Facilitating workshops in CMF, Roseville Jail, Washington Ridge Fire Camp and schools.
Contact Joyce at joycebanzhaf@yahoo.com

San Joaquin Valley / Central Sierras

San Joaquin Valley Council
Offering workshops and exploring all kinds of involvement, presently facilitating workshops in the
Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield communities. Contacts:
Phone - 800-905-6765 ext. 4
Visalia - contact Greg at gregseastrom@gmail.com
Bakersfield – contact Cathy at kernavp@gmail.com
Fresno – contact Dana at danacavp@gmail.com

These communities collaborate to support AVP workshops in these prisons.
Wasco State Prison – contact Dana at danacavp@gmail.com
North Kern State Prison – contact Cathy at kernavp@gmail.com
Central California Women’s Facility - contact Stephen at peacewithoutend@sbcglobal.net
Corcoran State Prison - contact Pat at avppat@gmail.com
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility - contact Don at nason@cox.net

Jamestown/Gold Country Council
Facilitating workshops at Sierra Conservation Center and in Jamestown.
Contact Margaret at mlwillits@gmail.com

Stockton Council
Facilitating workshops in Stockton and in Mule Creek State Prison.
Contact Stephanie at avpstockton@gmail.com or on Facebook

Sacramento Council (with Mt. Shasta and Castaic)
Facilitating workshops in Sacramento and California State Prison Sacramento and Old Folsom.
Contact: 800-905-6765 ext. 7

Southern California

Los Angeles/Santa Monica Council
Facilitating workshops in the community and regularly offering workshops at California Institution for Women, California Institution for Men (both in Chino), as well as Homeboy Industries.  Contact:  contact@avpla.org OR 310-866-7978

Inland Valley Council Offering workshops in the community - Redlands, Chino, San Bernardino, Riverside.
Contact Ruth at avp4losangeles@gmail.com

San Luis Obispo Council
Offering AVP workshops monthly. Workshop places include California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo County Jail, Juvenile Hall, Grizzly Youth Academy and the community.
Contact George at GURamos@aol.com

Santa Barbara Council
Monthly AVP workshops at Lompoc Federal Prison as well as with youth and adults in the community.
Email Pat at avpSB805@gmail.com or call (805) 905-6756 ext 2.
See our Facebook page.

Antelope Valley Council
Lancaster/Palmdale area, offering workshops (including youth workshops) in the community and California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi (CCI), California City Correctional Institution at California City (CAC), and Calififornia State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC).
Email Diana or Doug at avpav@aol.com or see www.avpav.org

Coachella Valley Council (Palm Springs area)
Offering workshops in the community and in Centinela Prison (El Centro), Calpatria State Prison (Imperial Valley), Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (Blythe), and Ironwood State Prison.
Email Suzy at tortamiel@aol.com or call (480) 473-9796.

Orange County Council
Offering workshops in the community.
Email us at avporangecounty@gmail.com or on Facebook

San Diego Council
Offering workshops in the community and at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility.  Volunteers also support workshops at Centinela State Prison and Calipatria State Prison.
Email us at sandiegoavp@yahoo.com