New Foundations offers the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Colorado communities and prisons.  AVP is an international volunteer progam that enables participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.  

We don't lecture or preach.  Our experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.

An AVP workshop can help you to:

  • understand why conflict happens
  • manage strong feelings such as anger and fear
  • deal more effectively with risk and danger
  • build good relationships with other people
  • communicate well in difficult situations
  • be true to yourself while respecting other people
  • recognize the skills you already have and learn new ones.


Upcoming events

30 Apr-2 May

Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center

prison advanced workshop

May 2016

Buena Vista Correctional Center

prison basic workshop

May 2016

Denver Women’s Correctional Facility

prison basic workshop

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About AVP

Captain Bowers at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility said...  
"I believe that Alternatives to Violence has guided our abused offender participants in a positive direction.  The offenders have told me he materials learned during the sessions gave them options they never realized they had.  Many offenders have also stated they will find the courage to walk away from abusive relationships. When you talk with abused offenders prior to the sessions you will find they display low self esteem.  After the sessions they seem to have a new purpose.  I'm proud to be associated with your program.  Thanks for what you do for this population."