This is where a great deal of work happens in AVP/USA. These committees could all use more participation, consider contacting one of the clerks and offer a hand!
The conference will be your opportunity to bring ideas and concerns to the AVP-USA Committees. This is a chance to get involved in leading AVP in the 21st Century.
Committee of Local and Regional Groups ( CLARG) provides a direct link for communication and service among our regions and between the national officers and locals. CLARG compiles data for a comprehensive annual report, disseminates funds for seed grants and establishes new grants to strengthen and improve existing programs.
The Communications Committee maintains our website, and publishes the Transformer, our newsletter for facilitators. The Transformer is a forum for new ideas and information about what is going on in AVP. The committee is seeking articles about the activities of AVP groups throughout the country. The committee also maintains our distribution center for manuals, books, and other materials, and coordinates the AVP-L.
Pat Hardy email@example.com
The Conference Committee supports the local groups who sponsor the AVP/USA Annual Gathering. The Committee completed a survey of over 300 AVP facilitators to review what is important to AVP. If you would like to work on planning the AVP conference for 2013 Click here for more information) and beyond, please join this group.
The Education Committee is responsible for maintaining our manuals and other educational materials. The Education Committee is working on a revision of the Training for Facilitator’s manual. The committee looks forward to developing manuals on new workshops such as Bias Awareness, Parenting, Anger Management, Racism and Manly Awareness. Bring new exercises and ideas to this committee.
The Finance Committee guides us in maintaining our financial health. The committee is working on a fundraising kit for local groups to use. Finance also works with CLARG in the awarding of seed grants. The committee is seeking people that would like to see AVP-USA grow and who have fundraising ideas and skills.
Gary Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org
John Michaelis email@example.com
The International Committee links the AVP/USA with, and provides support for international programs. The Committee successfully fundraised for a group that has started up an AVP program in Nepal. If you are interested in learning about AVP around the world, this is the committee for you.
Nancy Shippen firstname.lastname@example.org
John Schuford john@TeamCRS.org
The Youth Committee helps ensure that AVP/USA maintains a focus on programming specifically for youth. The Youth Committee concluded a year-long evaluation of the relationship between AVP and HIPP (Help Increase the Peace) and made recommendations concerning the AVP youth program and it’s future focus.
Judy Meikle email@example.com
The Re-entry Committee focuses on transitional services for individuals who have been released from prison. This includes support groups such as Landing Strip and halfway houses such as The Redemption Center. If you are interested in providing re-entry programs in your area, this committee is for you.
John Schuford john@TeamCRS.org
The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating the officers of AVP-USA. The committee is looking for two additional members who are familiar with the AVP leaders in their region and around the country.
Public Relations Committee Our task is to provide copy that improves the general public’s awareness of who we are, what we do, and whom we serve. This year, the committee has created postings for our Website, noting significant events, media attention, and national publicity. Streaming video and continued improvement to our Website are in the works.
Cheryl Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org