A counselor with the Judicature Council in Quintana Roo, Mexico, talks about how Peace Education Program is having an “incredible” and “transforming” impact on inmates.
Penitentiary Administration in São Paulo, Brazil Shows Support for Peace Education Program in News Coverage
The Penitentiary Administration in São Paulo, Brazil showed support for the Peace Education Program by highlighting it in a news article.
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will showcase the Peace Education Program as a tool to help keep communities safe.
In recognition of the Peace Education Program as a powerful tool for rehabilitation, Italian officials recently acted to make the innovative workshop series available to incarcerated people across the country.
In partnership with community centres, activists, schools and youth clubs, the Peace Education Program will be made available to all Londoners over the age of 14 to help tackle the rise of violent crime across the capital.
The Peace Education Program is finding a welcome home at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). After evaluating the program in Malaga, Spain, officials are now recommending that it be incorporated into UNESCO’s efforts around the country and beyond.
The March 2018 issue of Corrections News features an article about how the Peace Education Program (PEP) is changing the lives of inmates at Wolston Correctional Centre in Queensland, Australia.
In this blog, Ivete Belfort and several other volunteers in São Paulo share their perspectives on what it’s like to be part of the Peace Education Program and how they see it helping participants in Brazil.
Steve Ahsmuhs shares perspective on facilitating the Peace Education Program for inmates at the Osceola County Corrections Department in the Orlando area of Florida.
Cintra Hardy, Jeff Camp, and John Hampton have facilitated 80 Peace Education Program (PEP) workshops for female inmates at Miami’s Metro Dade Detention Center. Cintra shares some of the women’s comments about looking for inner peace in prison.
Lucy Collins shares her perspective on being a volunteer facilitator for the Peace Education Program (PEP) in Miami, Florida, where she and her team have conducted about 400 PEP workshops for inmates at the Metro West Detention Center.
Mary Dalgleish writes about her experience presenting the Peace Education Program at the recent International Corrections and Prison’s Association conference in London.
The Peace Education Program is receiving a positive response from participants in the Mauritius Prison Service, and officers plan to start offering the program more widely.
After spending 21 years in prison for murder, Sean Walker was released in 2014. Since then, he has been working to help others, and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has cited his successful rehabilitation as a sign of what’s possible when inmates are offered the supportive programs they need to re-enter society and live productive lives. In this letter, Sean writes about how the Peace Education Program helped him get his life on track.
The Prem Rawat Foundation shares “Light Behind Bars,” an independent short film that chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions.
Volunteer Scott Polenz facilitates the Peace Education Program (PEP) at prisons near Fresno, California. He says, “Participants tell me how much the PEP is affecting them and changing them in practical ways.”