Peaceprints of WNY is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering comprehensive reentry services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Our Reentry and Housing Programs are designed to offer provisions and guidance along each step of an individual’s transformation.
Strengthening Communities by Rebuilding Lives
A just society in which all have equitable 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
Since 1985, Peaceprints of WNY has been providing housing to individuals reentering the community from incarceration, and offering rehabilitation and wraparound support services aimed at increasing client independence and decreasing recidivism. Today, the organization has expanded to provide resources and services to individuals at every stage in the justice system with programs for youth 16-21, adults currently held in incarceration, and individuals who are returning to the community. Peaceprints also promotes advocacy and reform at all levels of government to change the way our criminal justice system functions.
All of our programs prioritize providing clients and their families the highest standard of care, and are designed to ensure the basic needs of our clients are satisfied so they can focus on empowering themselves with the tools necessary to gain knowledge, make informed decisions, and break the cycle of incarceration.
CLIENTS OF PEACEPRINTS ARE RE-INCARCERATED AT A RATE 60% LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AND 75% LOWER THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE.
Buffalo is home to the second largest returning population in NYS. Our programs serve over 1,000 individuals annually across six counties in WNY. Although our programs directly serve justice-involved individuals, half of all adults have a relative in the criminal justice system. Our programs also offer support and hope to the families, friends, and neighbors whose lives have been affected by the incarceration of a loved one.
We recognize that no two individuals are the same, and that the circumstances, abilities, and needs of the people we help vary greatly. In providing the most effective service to our clients, we offer a range of personalized services, programs, and resources designed to meet each individual where they are on their transformation. Our programs include: