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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org (prisons)
Sierra Foothills Council (Grass Valley/Nevada City)
Facilitating workshops in CMF, Roseville Jail, Washington Ridge Fire Camp and schools.
Contact Joyce at email@example.com
San Joaquin Valley / Central Valley
Central 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
Fresno - contact Ita at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visalia - contact Ita at email@example.com
Bakersfield - contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamestown/Gold Country Council
Facilitating workshops at Sierra Conservation Center and in Jamestown.
Contact Margaret at email@example.com
Facilitating workshops in Stockton and in Mule Creek State Prison.
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
These communities collaborate to support AVP workshops in these prisons.
Wasco State Prison – contact Ita at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Kern State Prison – contact Cathy at email@example.com
Central California Women’s Facility - contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corcoran State Prison - contact Pat at email@example.com
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility - contact Don 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.
Nancy Vimla at email@example.com
Santa Barbara Council
Monthly AVP workshops at Lompoc Federal Prison as well as with youth and adults in the community.
Community workshops: Adriana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 905-6756 ext 2.
Lompoc workshops: Bill at email@example.com
See our Facebook page and website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org