AVP-DC Taskforce Governing Document - May 17, 2020

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Alternatives to Violence Project DC



AVP-DC aims to build a team of trained AVP youth and adult facilitators in Washington, DC who can conduct workshops on creative conflict resolution.  


AVP-DC will bring conflict resolution programs to youth in the District of Columbia through schools, community organizations, and halfway houses for incarcerated youth.


  • AVP-DC will recruit persons who will be trained to become facilitators through AVP.
  • AVP-DC may partner with other programs/organizations to offer workshops for youth on self- expression and community building.
  • AVP-DC will work towards developing teams of youth facilitators who can bring anti-violence programs to their peers.


AVP-DC is committed to bringing together a diverse group of people who believe in building a peaceful and equitable world.

The board of AVP-DC is committed to these anti-racist queries adopted by Friends Meeting of Washington in 2020:

  • How will we provide opportunities for those most likely to be directly affected by the choices we are contemplating to influence the decision-making process?
  • How could the choices we are contemplating affect those who have been harmed by systemic, institutional, interpersonal, and/or internal racism?
  • To what degree have privilege, class, stereotypes, assumptions, and our ability to include other perspectives affected this decision-making process?
  • How will the choices we are contemplating promote equity, diversity, and inclusiveness? Will they enable us to be more friendly and whole, engaging across racial divisions?


AVP-DC envisions a world where youth and adults can resolve conflict through nonviolent means.