Advoz Mission, Vision, and Values


To transform conflict and build community through face-to-face dialogue programs.


A vibrant community that transforms conflict through conversation

Conflict and crime are inevitable in our community. But they can also be opportunities for positive change.


Respect: We embrace the uniqueness of individuals by being inclusive of race, gender, age, beliefs and other differences that often divide us.

Inclusiveness: We commit to strengthen our entire community and cultivate trust and compassion, recognizing the unique strengths of the populations we serve.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our words and actions, expecting the same from participants and partners in our programs.

Integrity: We push ourselves to lead in the applied fields of conflict resolution, restorative justice and peacebuilding.

Empowerment: We encourage all parties involved in a conflict to have a voice and a role in determining outcomes.

Impartial: We govern ourselves and provide services that assure fairness, empathy and neutrality.

Collaborative: We seek partners to build a “conversation centered community” through guided conversation and self-empowerment.

Purposeful: We are motivated by our personal experiences with community, faith and moral convictions to provide constructive and transformative dialogue.