Source: (2007) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 14, 2007.

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) began in NYS in 1975. It consists of experiential workshops that allow participants to develop community and creative responses to potential violence in their daily lives in prison and after release in NYC through Landing Strip. We summarize three previous evaluations of AVP in the States of Delaware and Maryland showing the community building and restorative effects of the project. This paper advocates evaluation of AVP and Landing Strip in NYS. (author's abstract)