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.
North Bay-Santa Rosa Council
Facilitating prison and community workshops in northern California.
Email John at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com (prisons)
Sierra Foothills Council (Grass Valley/Nevada City)
Facilitating workshops in CMF, Roseville Jail, Washington Ridge Fire Camp and schools. Contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Visalia - contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org
CCWF - contact Stephen at email@example.com
COR - contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATF - contact Don at email@example.com
Kern County Council - Facilitating workshops in the community and in prisons. Contact Cathy at WSP.AVPKernCounty@gmail.com or 661-343-2736
Jamestown/Gold Country Council
Facilitating workshops at Sierra Conservation Center and in the community.
Contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com OR 310-866-7978
Inland Valley Council Offering workshops in the community - Redlands, Chino, San Bernardino, Riverside.
Contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 473-9796.
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 email@example.com