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) 220-8269, Ext. 0

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)
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 at Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, CSP Corcoran (COR), and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) in Corcoran. Contacts:
Fresno - contact Irene at avp.irene@gmail.com
Visalia - contact Greg at gregseastrom@gmail.com
CCWF - contact Stephen at peacewithoutend@sbcglobal.net
COR - contact Michele at avp.michele@gmail.com
SATF - contact Don at nason@cox.net

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

Stockton/Sacramento Council
Facilitating workshops in community, and working to establish AVP in Mule Creek State Prison.
Contact Stephanie at avpstockton@gmail.com or on Facebook

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 Ruth at avp4losangeles@gmail.com

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