Alternatives to Violence Project - Omaha

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ms. Suzanne L King, President
Primary Contact Name
Suzanne King
Main Address

Omaha, NE 68110
United States

What We Do

Omaha Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a volunteer-led and self-sustaining chapter of AVP-USA.  We offer guidance, support and workshops based on the belief that there is a power in each of us that is able to transform violent and destructive situations into liberating and constructive experiences and cooperative behaviors.  We call this Transforming Power. It is in you and in your opponent.  It's at the heart of AVP. 

Serving in Nebraska prisons from 1995 - 2021, Omaha AVP has expanded into the community, offering experiential conflict resolution workshops in the Omaha area.  Current programs include weekly in-prison nonviolence meetings, monthly community filed trips,  mini 2-hour and longer 3-day workshops for incarcerated citizens as well as commmunity members, and a variety of community outreach offerings and event.   Omaha AVP invites collaboration with organizations that support or complement our mission.

Donations are used to fund in-prison and in community-based events and workshops.  Thank you for supporting  AVP's mission and philosophy. 


Interesting Info
  • A December tradition: AVP brings holiday and greeting cards into prison to freely share with incarcerated citizens. In 2023, AVP shared more than 500 cards!
  • Volunteers contributed 3600 hours in 2023. Including in-prison and community participation, close to 7000 hours were tallied.
  • Omaha AVP sponsors dosens of community field trips annually for prisoners transitioning to the community.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator
Repeats daily for 365 times

Promotions and Outreach Volunteer
Repeats daily for 365 times

Repeats daily for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes

Vice President/Secretary
Repeats daily for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes

Reintegration Field Trip Sponsor
Repeats daily for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes


Be Here Now: Mindfulness as a Path to Connection
Duration of 2 hours
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Transforming Power concepts
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Expect the best
Respect for self
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Caring for others
Transforming Power transforms conflict
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Think before reacting
Transforming Power lies in all of us
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Thank you so much!