Guide to Transforming Power
|The AVP Mission|
To empower people to lead non-violent lives through respect for everyone, community building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Based on real life experience and a spiritual foundation, AVP encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform each one and the world around us.
The AVP Vision
We live in a violent society; the homicide rate in the United States is twice that of many developed countries. The US leads the world in prison population per capita. Prisons are consistently violent places. What is the result of this violence? Inmates learn more violence in prison. Many of them return to their homes more violent than when they were first incarcerated.
AVP envisions prisons as truly able to be rehabilitative if society would put out the effort to make them so. A shift in attitude is needed on the part of everyone.