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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Alternatives to Violence Project Seeking Workshop Facilitators: The next Basic workshop in Westchester will take place March 8 to 10.

Jan 27, 2019 11:38PM

Fred Feucht

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a volunteer program that provides conflict resolution training for prison inmates, is seeking people who would like to become conflict resolution workshop facilitators. Becoming a facilitator involves taking three weekend workshops: Basic, Advanced and Facilitator Training. The next Basic workshop in Westchester will take place March 8 to 10.

“The AVP began with one workshop for prison inmates at Green Haven Prison, in Dutchess County, in 1975,” says Fred Feucht, coordinator of the AVP program in Westchester. “Now the program is in 30 states and 50 countries around the word. AVP conflict resolution workshops are held in Iraq, Rwanda, Kenya, Palestine, Sudan and many other conflict zones.” Locally, AVP conducts community workshops in Westchester, the Bronx and Brooklyn. It also provides workshops for inmates in Sing Sing, Bedford Hills and other prisons.

Location: Purchase Friends Meetinghouse, at the intersection of Purchase and Lake Streets (adjacent to the Westchester County Airport), in Purchase, NY. For more info, contact Feucht at 203.405.6103 or [email protected], or visit

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