Alternatives To Violence

Long Beach Office:

6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway Suite 220
Long Beach, CA 90803
310 968-4203   562 493-1161
562 596-6443 FAX

West Los Angeles Office:

2211 Corinth Ave. Suite 309
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Alyce LaVioletteAlyce LaViolette has worked with battered women since 1978, first as an advocate at WomenShelter in Long Beach and then in private practice.  In 1979, she funded Alternatives to Violence, one of the first programs in the country for spouse abusers.

Ms. LaViolette has developed training programs for the Los Angeles County and California State Departments of Probation and for the Orange and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.  She is a frequently requested conference and keynote speaker, both nationally and internationally.  She serves as an expert witness for criminal and civil court.

Alyce has published articles, co-authored a parenting curriculum for domestically-violent families and pamphlet on battered women and therapy.  She has co-written one of Sage Publication’s best-selling books "It could Happen to Anyone:  Why Battered Women Stay."

Alyce appears on local and national television and radio, including "The Tom Snyder Show", "Portrait of a Family" for PBS and the recently aired documentary on Lifetime, "Hidden Victims:  Children of Domestic Violence."

Ms. LaViolette has received numerous awards for her work, including the Los Angeles Commission on "Assaults Against Women's Humanitarian Award," the "I Am Foundation’s Community Service Award," Proclamations from Los Angeles County and the State of California, and the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the "Statewide California Coalition on Battered Women."

In addition, Alyce is a founding member and Co-Chair of both the "Association of Batterers’ Intervention Programs" and the California Association of Batterers' Intervention Programs.  She has been a member, advisory board member and trainer for the Statewide California Coalition on Battered Women from 1980 – 2005.

Refer to her website