PHILADELPHIA – The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia is a unique organization that focuses on both proactive and reactive responses to violence in the city. We help children and youth resolve conflict nonviolently, while assisting victims and their families to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of violence. Our mission is to end the cycle of violence in Philadelphia through comprehensive and collaborative programs. We stand together with organizations such as CeaseFirePA because we firmly believe that gun violence is a multi-faceted problem and needs a strong proactive approach to curb violence in our neighborhoods.
From the organizers: AVP was founded almost 30 years ago as a support group for families who have lost a loved one to murder. We know firsthand the role that gun violence plays in these horrible tragedies and support the efforts to reduce gun violence in hopes that one day there will be fewer victims of violence in our city.