Resources For Facilitators (AVP USA)


Organizational Resources (AVP USA)


AVP Videos:





  1. Delahanty, F. (2004, US) Summary of research on the effectiveness of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) unpublished paper.
  2. Tomlinson, K. (2007, UK) A review of literature concerning the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). AVP Britain.


  1. AVP Hong Kong. (2008, HK). Evaluation of a two day basic workshop held at the Holland House, Kwun Tong. Unpublished paper.
  2. Halfman, I., Couzij, T. (2008, NL) Narrative, conflict & evaluation. Unpublished Master thesis. (Conflict, Qualitative)
  3. John, V. M. (2013, ZA). Transforming power and transformative learning in peace educator development. Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 81-91.Available from the author (contact the author) due to copyright restrictions.
  4. John, V. (2015, ZA). Working Locally, Connecting Globally: The Case of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 81-86. [peace education, community based, networks] Available from the author (contact the author) due to copyright restrictions.
  5. Kudakwashe, S. (2016, ZW). Facilitating reconciliation in divided communities in Mashonaland Province, Zimbabwe. (PhD Dissertation), Durban University of Technology. (Action research, Qualitative, Africa, Community workshops)
  6. Labatt-Simon, J. (2008, US) Alternatives to Violence Project Internet Facilitators Survey, unpublished paper. (Quantitative & qualitative, re-entry, justice, communication)
  7. Nason, D. (2016, US) Using the Empathy Index (AEI) to measure long-term Empathy changes as a result of BASIC AVP workshop participation– unpublished paper
  8. Phillips, B. (2002, NZ) An evaluation of AVP workshops in Aotearoa/New Zealand Wellington: Alternatives to Violence Project Aotearoa.
  9. Shuford, J. (2013, US) AVP and trauma, unpublished paper.
  10. Walker, C. (2011, UK) Alternatives to Violence Project (Britain): an overview of theory and evidence Unpublished paper.


  1. Bischoff, M. (2001, US) How restorative is AVP? evaluating the A.V.P. according to a Restorative Justice model. Unpublished University paper.
  2. Bitel, M., Bonati, G., Booth, B., Church, M., Edgar, K., Fry, K., … & Lawrence, C. (1998 UK). AVP as an agent of change-the pilot evaluation of the Alternatives to Violence Project in three prisonsunpublished paper.
  3. Graaf, K. (2005, ZA) A study of conflict resolution in Western Cape prisons. Unpublished B.Soc.Sci Honours Degree dissertation.
  4. Joy, V. (1996, AU) Towards transformation-an alternative to violence within the context of the criminal justice system unpublished master thesis
  5. Kayser, T., Roberts, L., Shuford, J., Michaelis, J. (2010, US) Minnesota AVP impact on anger studyUnpublished paper (see below for published version.)
  6. Kayser, T., Roberts, L., Shuford, J., Michaelis, J. (2014, US) Minnesota AVP anger study, International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 2-13. [Prison, Anger]
  7. Leonard, A. (2014, US) Imprisonment as a shadow of American culture: How the healing power of the circle can rebuild community Unpublished PhD thesis. (Part of it is an in-depth examination of AVP in the context of prison)
  8. Miller, M., Shuford, J. (2005, US) The Alternatives to Violence Project in Delaware: A three-year cumulative recidivism study A report of an evaluation funded by the Drane Family Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
  9. Moyo, N. (2017, ZW). Using restorative justice approaches with ex-prisoners and their families: An action research project in Zimbabwe. In S. Kaye & G. Harris (Eds.), Building peace via action research: African case studies Addis Ababa: University for Peace Africa Programme.
  10. Rucker, L. (1994, US). Coercive versus cooperative environments: The collateral. Prison Journal, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 73-92. Abstract available here.
  11. Sloane, S. (2002, US) A study in the effectiveness of Alternatives to Violence Project workshops in a prison system Unpublished paper.
  12. Sloane, S. (2003, US) Lessons from the Cellblock-a study of prison inmate participants in an Alternative to Violence Program Unpublished paper.
  13. Walrath, C. (2001, US) Evaluation of an inmate run Alternatives to Violence Project-the impact of inmate-to-inmate intervention Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 16, No.7, pp. 697-711.
  14. Walsh, P., & Potter-Daniau, D. (2017, IE). AVP Ireland impact report. Dublin: Alternative to Violence Project Ireland. (Note: Summary of research also available) [Prison, Qualitative]
  15. Williams, K. (2012, US) Using a causal-comparative ex-post facto design to examine the effects of AVP on he reduction of incidents of violence and misconduct on inmates housed at California State Prison – Solando in Vacaville. Unpublished Doctor of Education dissertation


  1. Alderson, A. (2015, AU) Evaluation of Peaceful Pathways AVP-Youth in Western Australia AVP Western Australia.
  2. AVP Hong Kong. (2007, HK). Evaluation on participants’ satisfaction to the “Help Increase the Peace” workshop held at Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School Tuen Mun. Unpublished paper.
  3. AVP Hong Kong. (2008, HK). Evaluation on participants’ satisfaction to the “Help Increase the Peace” workshop held at Breakthrough Village, Shatin. Unpublished paper.
  4. Lamb-du Plessis, S. (2012, ZA). Exploring the conflict narratives of youth at risk: The Umzi Wethu Programme, Port Elizabeth. (Unpublished Master’s thesis), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. [Africa
  5. Philadelphia AVP, (2013, US) Student survey grades 9-12.pdf Unpublished paper.
  6. Stuart, G. (1999, AU) Conflict resolution and nonviolence workshops with young peopleYouth Studies Australia, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 37-41.


  1. Lambourne, W., & Manirakiza, R. (2017, AU), Community-based psychosocial interventions for refugees living in Australia, Paper presented at the 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference, Sydney 29-31 March 2017.
  2. Melaleuca Refugee Centre. (2014, AU). AVP peace leadership training project: Report to NT Department of Children and Families. Darwin: Melaleuca Refugee Centre.