716-856-6131 660 Smith St. Buffalo, NY 14210

Our Programs

Our approach has been proven to work, and the organization has recently been recognized at the national level by the U.S. Department of Justice as an industry leader in emerging best practices. Our programs boast a 6% recidivism rate among our clients. This rate of re-incarceration is 60% lower than the national average, and 75% lower than the Erie County average. This astounding rate mixed with our novel, person-based approach has caught the attention of the National Institute of Justice and is being studied for implementation on a nation-wide scale.  

 

Our team of social workers, mental health counselors, legal professionals, and criminal justice reform experts utilize a Critical Time Intervention model and integrate evidence-based practices and trauma centered healing into their everyday work. We provide intensive case management focused on immediately providing the most basic physiological and safety needs for our clients as defined by Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.  

 

Clients are given numerous resources and intensive support while they learn to reenter their communities as employees, family members, and neighbors. 
 

 

What do our clients think?

“Another question she asked was ‘is there anything available to us now that wasn’t in the past that could have made things different?’ The answer is yes, Project Blue. I have a transition coordinator that took the initiative to help me with my 17-year-old daughter that ran away from home. She helped secure her living situation and helped me with my role as a father while incarcerated... I tested this program by venting to Deputy Rommel. I basically asked him ‘how can you help an inmate like myself, I’m calling home and hearing about my daughter running away, what can you do for me?’. Sure enough, he and my transition coordinator showed and proved. My following phone call was an inspirational moment for me. My daughter was with her grandmother, enrolled back in school. She got help with trying to get her working permit. My whole point is, individuals I just met three months ago are willing to go above and beyond to help me—a criminal with a repetitive arrest record. How can I not give an honest attempt at change? It would be a shame not to take advantage of the endless opportunities Peaceprints and Project Blue have presented to me. Having the opportunity to be a part of the program has been an overwhelming experience for myself and others. I feel comfortable in saying that during my incarceration, Project Blue has helped me solidify a foundation to build a new me. Thank you Peaceprints and Project Blue.”
C.P.
Peaceprints Client

Housing Programs:

Bissonette House

Transitional Residence Program

Hope House

Supportive Residence Program

Abbott Road

Independent Living Apartments