The Peace Alliance specifically prioritizes the following areas:

Empowering Community Peacebuilding: community_peacebuildingSupporting comprehensive activities and strategies in communities working to address such challenges as crime, violence, and gangs. Effective programs may include hands-on street outreach and intervention, mental health services, out-of-school programs, police/community relations, and arts-based practices.

Teaching Peace in Schools: teaching_peace_in_schoolsBringing into our schools conflict resolution curricula with tools such as social-emotional learning, communication techniques, restorative processes, mindfulness and other proven peacebuilding skills to increase graduation rates and transform violence, bullying, truancy, and other challenges facing youth.

Humanizing Justice Systems: humanizing_justice_systems_100Moving away from overly punitive policies, toward healing-oriented criminal and juvenile justice approaches. Restorative justice, diversion/alternative incarceration programs, trauma-informed systems, and prisoner rehabilitation & re-entry programs are among the most promising solutions.

Cultivating Personal Peace: cultivating_personal_peaceIntegrating peace in our own lives, with our children, in our relationships, in the workplace, and in our approach to activism, through such methods as compassionate communication, mindfulness, empathy, and stress reduction.

Fostering International Peace: fostering_international_100Championing peacebuilding approaches to international conflict and atrocity prevention in hotspots through mediation, diplomacy, and effective on-the-ground programs. Important components may involve development, post-conflict justice, humanitarian aid, mediation and support for frameworks necessary for democratic processes.

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