Post Conference

Two special programs for Tuesday, May 26!
(You can extend your lodging through Tuesday night)

Coming Home with AVP       

At: Osborne Association, Manhattan   

11AM -2 PM 

In April 2016, 120 suspected gang members were arrested in New York in the largest gang sweep in US history.  The Osborne Association, supported by the Manhattan DA’s office, is using AVP to mentor young men caught up in the raids as they re-enter society after prison. 

This post-AVP/USA conference session will be led by TNT Haywood, one of the early Green Haven insiders, and his team of young AVP facilitators, some of whom have participated in the past 2 AVP national gatherings. 

The program will take place  place at the Osborne offices, 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, Suite 108, New York, 4 long blocks from the 125th St. Station, by train from Pleasantville. 

Learn more about the range of services provided by Osborne Association at   

Learn more about the gang re-entry program in the latter part of the article Reforming Communities through Personal Pain. By John Philp.


Prison Visit      

At: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM  

Are you interested in spending a day with the Women at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility who volunteer their precious time to grow the AVP mission?  Experience the impact of the Women of Courage workshop and share your wisdom from the Gathering and your home program.

If you are interested, please express your interest on the conference registration by March 1st to reserve your space and to receive the one-time volunteer application, which should be returned to Yolanda Lewi
 [email protected] by March 15th.   

Actual participation in the day depends on:
1)   Official confirmation of the program by the BHCF administration; and
2)   approval of your security clearance (anticipated in mid-May)

Your $10 registration fee will be refunded if the program is not approved or if you are not approved by the prison for entry. We will not be able to refund room reservations  after April 30th.