Welcome to Alternatives to Violence Project California (AVPCA)! We are running workshops in-person, in prison and the community, and invite you to learn more and join in!

Fall Gathering Facilitators from a few years back

AVP CA Facilitators - our annual Fall Gathering 2023 is coming up soon!

Start: Friday, October 20 at 4:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 22 at 11:30 am
Locaiton: Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria
Theme: The Secret Sauce of AVP

For many of you this will be a familiar place with wonderful memories of many past Fall Gatherings. If you haven’t attended before, each year AVP CA facilitators gather in October to connect, learn, grow, strengthen AVP California, and have fun together. Camp Ocean Pines is our traditional gathering ground, the last time in 2018! All facilitators are welcome regardless of when or where your last workshop was!

~~>> Register Here <<~~

Please note, one must be an AVP facilitator in order to attend (family and partners of facilitators are most welcome!).


  • Exploring the New AVP Basic Manual - did you know there's a new one??
  • Practicing Exercises - new and old
  • Celebrating Our Successes - reopening of prison workshops, connecting with other countries, and everything in between
  • Finding Future Opportunities - what more could AVP bring to the world, and how, and who?


  • Friday - check-in, community building and great dinner together
  • Saturday - New Manual and Exercises, Amazing Breakout Sessions, Keynote Panel, Light & Livelies, etc.
  • Sunday - Committee Updates, AVP business, next steps and goals and dreams
  • Detailed agenda to be shared as it is developed

Please see the AVP USA 2020 Annual Report. Following reports will be added soon.