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Alternatives to Violence Poject was started in 1975 by a group of inmates at Green Haven Prison as a workshop in collaboration with the Quakers. As success breeds success, it spread from prison to prison, and was brought into main-stream society.

AVP is a nationwide and worldwide network of volunteer groups, whose goal is to reduce the level of violence, by providing workshops in which people can learn nonviolent methods of resolving conflict; based upon the techniques that were used by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, workshops are now offered extensively in communities and schools, both inside the USA and internationally.

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