Our Mission

Strengthening Communities by Rebuilding Lives

Our Vision

A just society in which all have equal opportunity to live productive lives

Our Core Values

Compassion | Active desire to strengthen and empower individuals and their families

Courage | Ability and willingness to do the right thing in all we do

Commitment | A promise to promote peace and non-violence wherever we go

Community | Foster a sense of unity through shared respect for honesty, integrity and fairness


Sobering Statistics

The prison population has increased from 300,000 people in the 1970’s to 2.3 million people today.


There are nearly six million people on probation or on parole in the United States. 


One in every three black male babies born in this century is expected to be incarcerated. 

 

NEW YORK STATE HAS

approximately 77,000 individuals incarcerated, at a cost of roughly $60,000 per person, per year

 

OF THOSE 77,000 INMATES,

about 95% will be released back into society, at some point, through community supervision programs like those provided by Peaceprints

ALMOST 7,000 INDIVIDUALS

are actively released under Community Supervision in Erie County each year

WITHOUT PROGRAMMING,

recidivism rates stand at 65%.  With programming by organizations like Peaceprints, that rate drops to as low as 10%