Buffalo Peacemakers Violence and Gang Intervention Program provides proactive intervention into the cycle of violence in the lives of gang-involved or at-risk youth. BUFFALO PEACEMAKERS is comprised of organizations that has taken the lead in working with youth and young adults. Members are drawn from six existing Peace-making organizations that have evolved from "Responding To The Needs Of The People". These groups - Back to Basics, The Buffalo United Front, F.A.T.H.E.R.S., MAD DADS, No More Tears, and the Stop the Violence Coalition - have their own history and their own unique way of participating in the efforts to stop the youth violence. Now they are joining together to coordinate their outreach and enlarge their impact, to work more closely with law enforcement, and to train and offer training in nonviolent conflict resolution. read more... >>
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The nonviolence training for the Peacemakers is centered on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), provided by the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, and additional Peaceful Conflict Resolution training from the WNY Peace Center and the Interfaith Peace Network.
Six years ago I was walking through the Juneteenth celebration at Mlk Park in Buffalo, New York. I was heading toward the basketball courts, there was a tournament going on. Suddenly I heard pow, pow, pow, pow. I looked to my left and saw a guy running straight into the crowd shooting an assault rifle...
Meet the PeaceMaker Staff
The mission of Alternatives to Vilence Project is to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, communication, cooperation, and trust. It is dedicated to reducing the level of violence in our society by introducing people to ways of resolving conflict that reduce their need to resort to violence as the solution....
Become A PeaceMaker
Do YOU have what it takes to become a Buffalo Peacemakers? Peaceful Conflict Resolution training works to prevent violence and enrich the quality of life in our local community through the Peaceful Conflict Resolution Program.
Mayor Brown launches Buffalo PeaceMakers
August 7th, 2013
Today, Mayor Byron Brown announced the launch of the Buffalo Peacemakers Gang Intervention Program.
Recipient of The CAO Faith Based Partner Award
June 7th, 2013