Peaceprints of WNY

Peaceprints of WNY Strengthening Communities by Rebuilding Lives Peaceprints of WNY is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering comprehensive reentry services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system.

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🚨🚨!! Whether you're shopping for the #Bills fan in your life or looking to treat yourself, buying a ticket to a Bills ga...
12/10/2021

🚨🚨!! Whether you're shopping for the #Bills fan in your life or looking to treat yourself, buying a ticket to a Bills game also gives the gift of second chances this holiday season.

For EVERY ticket sold, $5 of your purchase will support Peaceprints in our mission of strengthening communities by rebuilding lives.

Discounted tickets are available for games at Highmark Stadium against the Carolina Panthers (12/19), Atlanta Falcons (1/2/22), New York Jets (1/9/22). Go to http://ow.ly/ucRC50H8jwN and ENTER CODE: 21PeacePrintsWNY to access the deal and support Peaceprints.

#Billsmafia #Buffalo #Buffalove #GoBills #Bills #BuffaloBills #ileavepeaceprints #fundraiser

🚨🚨!! Whether you're shopping for the #Bills fan in your life or looking to treat yourself, buying a ticket to a Bills game also gives the gift of second chances this holiday season.

For EVERY ticket sold, $5 of your purchase will support Peaceprints in our mission of strengthening communities by rebuilding lives.

Discounted tickets are available for games at Highmark Stadium against the Carolina Panthers (12/19), Atlanta Falcons (1/2/22), New York Jets (1/9/22). Go to http://ow.ly/ucRC50H8jwN and ENTER CODE: 21PeacePrintsWNY to access the deal and support Peaceprints.

#Billsmafia #Buffalo #Buffalove #GoBills #Bills #BuffaloBills #ileavepeaceprints #fundraiser

It's not too late to register tomorrow's meeting of the Speaking Volumes Book Club! Whether you've read A Sporting Chanc...
12/08/2021

It's not too late to register tomorrow's meeting of the Speaking Volumes Book Club! Whether you've read A Sporting Chance or not, you won't want to miss this virtual event! Join us as our friends at People Inc. lead us through a great discussion on ableism and how we can all be better allies! Register at http://ow.ly/2AF550H6wiN

#speakingvolumes #Buffalobookclub #abelism #Bookclub #socialjustice #disability #ASportingChance #LoriAlexander #ileavepeaceprints

It's not too late to register tomorrow's meeting of the Speaking Volumes Book Club! Whether you've read A Sporting Chance or not, you won't want to miss this virtual event! Join us as our friends at People Inc. lead us through a great discussion on ableism and how we can all be better allies! Register at http://ow.ly/2AF550H6wiN

#speakingvolumes #Buffalobookclub #abelism #Bookclub #socialjustice #disability #ASportingChance #LoriAlexander #ileavepeaceprints

It’s holiday time at Hope House! Today residents and team members spent the afternoon decorating the tree! #ileavepeacep...
12/07/2021

It’s holiday time at Hope House!
Today residents and team members spent the afternoon decorating the tree!
#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances

It’s holiday time at Hope House!
Today residents and team members spent the afternoon decorating the tree!
#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances

Sometimes you just have to create your own fun! #ileavepeaceprints #secondchances #play
12/06/2021

Sometimes you just have to create your own fun!

#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances #play

Are you online shopping again this year? #ileavepeaceprints
12/04/2021

Are you online shopping again this year?

#ileavepeaceprints

Are you online shopping again this year?

#ileavepeaceprints

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fu...
11/30/2021

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives.

#ileavepeaceprints #givingtuesday

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives.

#ileavepeaceprints #givingtuesday

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fu...
11/30/2021

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives!
#ileavepeaceprints #givingtuesday

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives!
#ileavepeaceprints #givingtuesday

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fu...
11/30/2021

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives, but you don't have to take our word for it. See what our clients say about their experience with Peaceprints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBBuOJAy1g&t=3s

This #GivingTuesday2021 please consider supporting Peaceprints of WNY with a donation or by hosting your own Facebook fundraiser. Our services go a long way in helping our clients regain control of their lives, but you don't have to take our word for it. See what our clients say about their experience with Peaceprints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBBuOJAy1g&t=3s

As of 2016, the last year for which supervision data is available, 2.2 million people were incarcerated in United States...
11/26/2021

As of 2016, the last year for which supervision data is available, 2.2 million people were incarcerated in United States jails and prisons, but more than twice as many, 4.5 million people—or one in every 55—were under supervision.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday

As of 2016, the last year for which supervision data is available, 2.2 million people were incarcerated in United States jails and prisons, but more than twice as many, 4.5 million people—or one in every 55—were under supervision.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday

Wishing you and yours a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving! Thank you Lawley Insurance for once again sponsoring our Thanksgiv...
11/25/2021

Wishing you and yours a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Thank you Lawley Insurance for once again sponsoring our Thanksgiving feast at Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints

Wishing you and yours a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Thank you Lawley Insurance for once again sponsoring our Thanksgiving feast at Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints

Thank you @buffalostate students for once again coming out and volunteering your time and talents at Bissonette House. #...
11/24/2021

Thank you @buffalostate students for once again coming out and volunteering your time and talents at Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints #volunteers

Thank you @buffalostate students for once again coming out and volunteering your time and talents at Bissonette House. #...
11/24/2021

Thank you @buffalostate students for once again coming out and volunteering your time and talents at Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints #volunteers

Ace Handyman Services is a proud sponsor of Peaceprints of WNY.  We appreciate your partnership and support!#ileavepeace...
11/23/2021

Ace Handyman Services is a proud sponsor of Peaceprints of WNY. We appreciate your partnership and support!

#ileavepeaceprints #givingback #community #ittakesavillage

Ace Handyman Services is a proud sponsor of Peaceprints of WNY. We appreciate your partnership and support!

#ileavepeaceprints #givingback #community #ittakesavillage

Project Blue is still collecting non-perishable food items. Please contact director of community programs, Lindsey Allen...
11/22/2021

Project Blue is still collecting non-perishable food items.

Please contact director of community programs, Lindsey Allen to arrange drop off or pick up!
#ileavepeaceprints #donations #thanksgiving #fooddrive #projectblue

Project Blue is still collecting non-perishable food items.

Please contact director of community programs, Lindsey Allen to arrange drop off or pick up!
#ileavepeaceprints #donations #thanksgiving #fooddrive #projectblue

Thank you to the students, families, faculty and alums of @canisiushs for volunteering at Bissonette House this morning....
11/20/2021

Thank you to the students, families, faculty and alums of @canisiushs for volunteering at Bissonette House this morning. The fresh cost of paint in the basement is amazing!
#ileavepeaceprints #communityservice

Thank you to the students, families, faculty and alums of @canisiushs for volunteering at Bissonette House this morning. The fresh cost of paint in the basement is amazing!
#ileavepeaceprints #communityservice

Happy National Philanthropy Day to Phil Silvestri, The 2021 Peaceprints of WNY Distinguished Honoree. Thank you for all ...
11/18/2021

Happy National Philanthropy Day to Phil Silvestri, The 2021 Peaceprints of WNY Distinguished Honoree. Thank you for all you and Silvestri Architects, PC do for second chances!

Reflected in our culture and practices, we believe in focusing on the needs of every person. That means making sure the ...
11/10/2021

Reflected in our culture and practices, we believe in focusing on the needs of every person. That means making sure the right conditions are in place so that each person can achieve their fullest potential.

#ileavepeaceprints #inclusion #equity #opportunity #secondchances

Reflected in our culture and practices, we believe in focusing on the needs of every person. That means making sure the right conditions are in place so that each person can achieve their fullest potential.

#ileavepeaceprints #inclusion #equity #opportunity #secondchances

This December, we're looking to make the season merry and bright for the residents of Bissonette! For all 24 men who cal...
11/04/2021

This December, we're looking to make the season merry and bright for the residents of Bissonette! For all 24 men who call Bissonette home, this will be their first Holiday since being released from incarceration. For some, it may have been decades since they spent the season back in the community.

Please consider purchasing a decoration from our Amazon Wish List http://ow.ly/zN6H50GFsk1 so we can make the house festive and spread joy for years to come!

#ileavepeaceprints #holidaycheer #bissonettehouse

This December, we're looking to make the season merry and bright for the residents of Bissonette! For all 24 men who call Bissonette home, this will be their first Holiday since being released from incarceration. For some, it may have been decades since they spent the season back in the community.

Please consider purchasing a decoration from our Amazon Wish List http://ow.ly/zN6H50GFsk1 so we can make the house festive and spread joy for years to come!

#ileavepeaceprints #holidaycheer #bissonettehouse

Our #projectblue transition coordinators spent the day tabling at the annual Project Homeless Connect event yesterday. #...
10/29/2021

Our #projectblue transition coordinators spent the day tabling at the annual Project Homeless Connect event yesterday.

#ileavepeaceprints

“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for us to rise.” ~Kobe Bryant#ileavepeaceprints #opp...
10/27/2021

“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for us to rise.” ~Kobe Bryant

#ileavepeaceprints #opportunity #transformation #secondchances

“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for us to rise.” ~Kobe Bryant

#ileavepeaceprints #opportunity #transformation #secondchances

Congratulations to our newest Ready, Set, Work! graduating class! #ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #opportunity
10/22/2021

Congratulations to our newest Ready, Set, Work! graduating class!
#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #opportunity

Congratulations to our newest Ready, Set, Work! graduating class!
#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #opportunity

It’s all smiles at the Bissonette House Program when House Manager, Gerry prepares dinner!#ileavepeaceprints #bissonette...
10/21/2021

It’s all smiles at the Bissonette House Program when House Manager, Gerry prepares dinner!

#ileavepeaceprints #bissonettehouse #foodforthesoul #secondchances

It’s all smiles at the Bissonette House Program when House Manager, Gerry prepares dinner!

#ileavepeaceprints #bissonettehouse #foodforthesoul #secondchances

Peaceprints of WNY is a proud supporter of the #cleanslateNY legislation. What to learn more?Check out their website at ...
10/19/2021

Peaceprints of WNY is a proud supporter of the #cleanslateNY legislation.

What to learn more?

Check out their website at www.cleanslateNY.com or hop on one of their town halls and join the push for a #cleanslate

#ileavepeaceprints #cleanslateNY #opportunity #justicereform #equity

Peaceprints of WNY is a proud supporter of the #cleanslateNY legislation.

What to learn more?

Check out their website at www.cleanslateNY.com or hop on one of their town halls and join the push for a #cleanslate

#ileavepeaceprints #cleanslateNY #opportunity #justicereform #equity

Thanks @buffalostate for coming out once again to host a financial literacy workshop inside Bissonette House.  #ileavepe...
10/17/2021

Thanks @buffalostate for coming out once again to host a financial literacy workshop inside Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances #knowledgeispower #collaboration #futureleaders #justicereform

Thanks @buffalostate for coming out once again to host a financial literacy workshop inside Bissonette House.

#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances #knowledgeispower #collaboration #futureleaders #justicereform

Did you know that black women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate? It is the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic gr...
10/15/2021

Did you know that black women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate? It is the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.

This month the residents of Bissonette House have chosen to raise awareness to this issue by displaying both breast cancer as well as Black Lives Matter flags.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #BreastCancerAwareness #BlackLivesMatter

Did you know that black women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate? It is the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.

This month the residents of Bissonette House have chosen to raise awareness to this issue by displaying both breast cancer as well as Black Lives Matter flags.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #BreastCancerAwareness #BlackLivesMatter

#tbthursday to the opening of our Project Blue local reentry program. We can’t believe it has already been 3 years. Than...
10/14/2021

#tbthursday to the opening of our Project Blue local reentry program. We can’t believe it has already been 3 years. Thanks to the dedication of our Project Blue team, return to jail rate for program participants is less than 10%!

For more information on Project Blue, contact director, Lindsey Allen at [email protected]

#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #localreentry #tbt #secondchances #accountability #opportunity #reform

#tbthursday to the opening of our Project Blue local reentry program. We can’t believe it has already been 3 years. Thanks to the dedication of our Project Blue team, return to jail rate for program participants is less than 10%!

For more information on Project Blue, contact director, Lindsey Allen at [email protected]

#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #localreentry #tbt #secondchances #accountability #opportunity #reform

The residents of Bissonette House give back as much as they get back. #ileavepeaceprints #secondchances
10/12/2021

The residents of Bissonette House give back as much as they get back.

#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances

The residents of Bissonette House give back as much as they get back.

#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances

According to the National Reentry Resource Center, youth recidivism rates hover well over 50% nationwide. #ileavepeacepr...
10/08/2021

According to the National Reentry Resource Center, youth recidivism rates hover well over 50% nationwide.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #knowledgeispower

According to the National Reentry Resource Center, youth recidivism rates hover well over 50% nationwide.

#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #knowledgeispower

Today we welcomed SUNY Buffalo State College CRJ 425 students to the Bissonette House. Through a student led workshop, r...
10/02/2021

Today we welcomed SUNY Buffalo State College CRJ 425 students to the Bissonette House. Through a student led workshop, residents learned how create and send emails, and develop cover letters and resumes. BIG thanks to students Le’Shawn, Nicolettea, Daniel and Brennan!
#ileavepeaceprints #secondchances #computerliteracy #mentoringmatters #opportunity #knowledgeispower

Important information to #repost, thanks @prisonpolicy for giving us this sobering truth. #ileavepeaceprints #factfriday...
10/01/2021

Important information to #repost, thanks @prisonpolicy for giving us this sobering truth.
#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #prisonpolicyinitiative #mentalhealthmatters

Important information to #repost, thanks @prisonpolicy for giving us this sobering truth.
#ileavepeaceprints #factfriday #prisonpolicyinitiative #mentalhealthmatters

Shout out to program manager, Gerry Nance and his amazing team at the Bissonette House for holding a ‘Backpack Drive’ to...
09/30/2021

Shout out to program manager, Gerry Nance and his amazing team at the Bissonette House for holding a ‘Backpack Drive’ to collect bags filled with school supplies to offer the children at Dr Lydia T. Wright, School of Excellence!

Together his team collected TWENTY THREE backpacks full of supplies to share with the school!
#ileavepeaceprints #backtoschool #community

PROJECT BLUE FOOD DRIVE!We are looking for a variety of non-perishable food items for our onsite food pantry available t...
09/29/2021

PROJECT BLUE FOOD DRIVE!

We are looking for a variety of non-perishable food items for our onsite food pantry available to all Project Blue program clients and their families!

Donations can be dropped off on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am- 4pm or contact program director, Lindsey Allen at [email protected] to
arrange pick-up.

#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #foodpantry

PROJECT BLUE FOOD DRIVE!

We are looking for a variety of non-perishable food items for our onsite food pantry available to all Project Blue program clients and their families!

Donations can be dropped off on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am- 4pm or contact program director, Lindsey Allen at [email protected] to
arrange pick-up.

#ileavepeaceprints #projectblue #foodpantry

Thanks to @upliftervideo for helping us share our powerful stories of hope, opportunity and transformation. We can’t wai...
09/28/2021

Thanks to @upliftervideo for helping us share our powerful stories of hope, opportunity and transformation. We can’t wait to see the final videos!
#ileavepeaceprints #transformationtuesday #opportunity #equity #justice #secondchances

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660 Smith St
Buffalo, NY
14210

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(716) 856-6131

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Our program portfolio includes both in-prison and community based programming for men, women and young adults. Please check out our website for more information about our programs and services.
www.peaceprintswny.org

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#LessIsMoreNY Campaign

Did you know that our nation currently holds over 4.5 million men, women and young people under some form of community supervision?

Peaceprints of WNY proudly supports the proposed New York State, Less Is More: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act. This comprehensive new legislation addresses the current problems of how technical violations in the parole system lead to re-incarceration.

New York re-incarcerates more people on parole for technical violations - - missed appointments, broken curfew, or positive test for alcohol - - then any other state in the country except Illinois. In 2016, over 65% of those on parole sent back to prison - went back for technical violations.

The new legislation adopts the following recommendations to reform New York’s antiquated parole system:


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The People Inc. Advocacy Department is pleased to partner with Peaceprints of WNY for an upcoming Speaking Volumes Book Club virtual discussion on Thursday, December 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The featured book will be A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games, by Lori Alexander. Rick Banner, Gwen Squire and Christy Glenn of our Advocacy Department will facilitate the discussion. The book is available for a reasonable price on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and thriftbook.com, as well as other stores. There is no registration fee to participate, however, online donations are welcome, with a portion benefitting People Inc. https://secure.givelively.org/event/hope-of-buffalo-inc/just-buffalo-book-club/speaking-volumes-december-book-club-discussion
Join us on The Public Good! This week we are speaking with three participants of the High Road Fellowship program which places Cornell undergraduates at organizations in Buffalo where they can participate in research, engaged learning, and service in community-based economic development. We talk with Victor Rosas, a fellow at Partnership for the Public Good, Uwaila Odiase, placed at Peaceprints of WNY, and Samantha Ivey, who has been at Colored Girls Bike Too. They share how their experience has been with the program thus far, and what they have learned about advocacy and engagement in the city of Buffalo. Tune in for more!
Tomorrow at 6pm via Zoom, Peaceprints of WNY a nonprofit serving individuals returning to the community from incarceration is partnering with Tifft Nature Preserve for a discussion on the intersectionality of social and environmental justice. Although the discussion will be guided by the events of the Flint Water Crisis as detailed in Dr. Hanna Mona-Attisha's book What the Eyes Don't See, reading the book isn't necessary to participate in and learn from the discussion. Join us by registering for the FREE event here:
Our friends from Tifft Nature Preserve are teaming up with Peaceprints of WNY for their April Just Buffalo Book Club Meeting! This Wednesday, join a VIRTUAL discussion on community leadership, broken government and environmental justice, through the lens of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. It's not necessary to have read the book in advance to still join in the conversation! Visit tifft.org for details. #sciencebuff #FindWhy #WNYCulturalConnections
Tifft Nature Preserve and Peaceprints of WNY are teaming up for their April Just Buffalo Book Club Meeting! Join us for a VIRTUAL discussion on community leadership, broken government and environmental justice, through the lens of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Grab your copy of the book and join us for a great conversation on Wednesday, April 21! Visit tifft.org for details.
Journey's End is proud to partner w/ Peaceprints of WNY on their yr-long book club to raise awareness of social #justice issues! We will be hosting the October reading, but there are fantastic books all around, including the #powerful memoir of Anthony Ray Hinton, exonerated #deathrow survivor, & "What The Eyes Don't See," on the catastrophic Flint water crisis, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, daughter of #refugees from #iraq & clean water activist who spoke truth to power. And we are very excited about our selection, "Somewhere in the Unknown World," a compelling collection of stories of resettlement in the US by refugees themselves. Mark your calendars and attend all 6 events! More details coming soon! #GreaterAs1 #RefugeesWelcome #blm #unity #solidarity #hope #love
FRIDAY #housecleaning: ❤A BIG Journey's End thanks to all who attending the opening of the virtual WNY Refugee Film Festival! It was an extraordinary film & we were #blessed to have the director w/us for a great talkback! You can still sign up for the rest of the films here: www.wnyrff.org Also coming soon: JERS events with Albright-Knox & Peaceprints of WNY! Stay tuned! Have a great weekend & don't forget to #wearamask😷 - it's an act of #love! #GreaterAs1 #reufgees #unity #welcome #BuffaloWelcomesRefugees (Refugees in the #balkans using best practices in wearing masks - we can learn from them.)
In Erie County, our grantee partner Peaceprints of WNY is working with incarcerated individuals to support their smooth return back into the community. Learn about how their work is driving a decrease in recidivism and incarceration in Western New York:
Peaceprints of WNY is pleased to nominate Wittburn Electric as an outstanding Corporate Partner. As a longtime sponsor of numerous Peaceprints events, Wittburn has always been gracious with their corporate support. When 2020 meant that planned events had to be postponed until 2021, Peaceprints worried about effect the loss of event revenue would have on our bottom line. Wittburn CEO Chip Jones responded by not only committing to their original pledge, but by additionally pledging their support in 2021 when the events could resume! Wittburn has also given graciously of their talents, offering electrical consultation and advice to Peaceprints to help them expand their services and provide safe and affordable housing to individuals returning from incarceration. We are so thankful for all the outstanding work you have done and continue to do for Peaceprints of WNY! See the full list of the #NationalPhilanthropyDay honorees at https://community.afpglobal.org/afpwny/npdwny/npd-wny-details
Peaceprints of WNY is pleased to nominate the Erie County Sheriff's Office as an outstanding Community Partner. Recognizing the 81% recidivism rate in Erie county is 15% higher than the national average, Peaceprints and the EC Sheriff's Office teamed up to combat the rate of re-incarceration. Together, they conceived of a collaboration that offers pre-release support to people currently in the jail, and continues to offer intensive case management upon release. The program they developed, titled Project Blue received $1 million through Federal Second Chance Act funding. As we close out second year of Project Blue, Peaceprints reflects on how invaluable the EC Sheriff's Office has been as a partner. The results speak for themselves: Project Blue participants re-offend at a rate of only 6%, 75% lower than the county average! These results are exceptional, and could not have been achieved without the support of the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The Erie County Sheriff's Office has enhanced access for Peaceprints transition coordinators in the jail and has facilitated a series of work readiness programs and trainings that help individuals develop a plan for release. When COVID challenged the ability to continue in-person programs, the Sheriff's Office helped implement and execute a virtual solution so that clients could continue to prepare for their next steps. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office has been instrumental in recruiting and advocating for the program and never fails to put on a ceremony to celebrate our clients when they graduate their work training program! Throughout this unprecedented partnership, the Erie County Sheriff's Office has demonstrated trust and respect for our organization, and has proven a deep commitment to our clients through their continued investment in the success of Project Blue. To all our friends and partners at the Erie County Sheriff's Office, we thank you for the outstanding work you have done and continue to do for Peaceprints of WNY! See the full list of the #NationalPhilanthropyDay honorees at community.afpglobal.org/afpwny/npdwny/content168
Peaceprints of WNY is pleased to nominate former Board Chair Ryan Caster as an outstanding Board and Committee member. Under Ryan Caster's leadership, Peaceprints successfully navigated a global pandemic while remaining open, continuing service to our clients with minimal interruption, and without laying off staff. He was nimble in guiding the organization through the closures and confusion of COVID while keeping morale high, offering level-headed advice, and governing Peaceprints through month after month of "firsts". Ryan has been unwavering in his commitment to serving individuals returning from incarceration, and has demonstrated time and again his commitment to strengthening communities by rebuilding lives. He gives generously of his time, resources, and expertise to grow the organization and transform lives and demonstrates an immense understanding of our work and impact. While we are deeply saddened that as of September Ryan has reached his term limit after 9 years of invaluable service, we remain grateful that he continues to guide Peaceprints and ensure its future success as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Ryan Caster, we are so thankful for all the outstanding work you have done and continue to do for Peaceprints of WNY! See the full list of the #NationalPhilanthropyDay honorees at https://community.afpglobal.org/afpwny/npdwny/npd-wny-details
"Re-entry does not start on the last day of incarceration, it starts on the first." Our Criminal Justice day was wrapped up Peaceprints of WNY and Thomas Diina. Thank you for sharing your insight into the criminal justice system. https://www.ted.com/talks/marlon_peterson_am_i_not_human_a_call_for_criminal_justice_reform