Prison Work Information
Started in 2014. More information to be posted later.
Started in 2015. More information to be posted later.
In 2006, with assistance from George Ramos from northern California, Joan Cowan and Ruth Persky from San Fernando Valley, others from the Greater Los Angeles Area, and Antelope Valley local facilitators, a workshop program was launched in California Correctional Institution (CCI), the state prison at Tehachapi.
2009 found folks in the San Joaquin Valley area being trained by facilitators from AVP-California. Greg Seastrom, Joan Cowan and Ruth Persky were instrumental in the 2010 launching of a workshop program in California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (CSATF) in Corcoran. Inmates transferred to CSATF who had been trained as AVP facilitators earlier at CCI in Tehachapi became an immediate and solid foundation for this new program. The primary responsibility for administration of CSATF's AVP program has since been taken on by the local facilitation team in that area. Diana facilitates and assists there periodically.
Chino California Institute for Women (CIW) & California Institute for Men (CIM)
AVP-Antelope valley assisted with lead training at the CIW.
AVP-Antelope Valley assisted with facilitation at the Herman G. Stark facility. (closed/merged)
Other California Prison Workshops
For Schedules, Contact Individuals Listed for Each Area:
Note: Some groups also offer community workshops. For information: Regional Groups