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Studies & Endorsements
Read studies and endorsements on the positive impact the Peace Education Program is having on the lives of participants from various sectors and locations.
In April 2020, Donald Sheppard from ACE Insights, New Zealand completed an Impact Assessment of the Peace Education Program, facilitated in Correctional Facilities across four continents and in seven countries. The study found that the program is “having a very positive effect on participants,” resulting in attitudinal improvements such as empowerment and a willingness to change, and behavioral improvements such as better anger management and reduced fighting.
In June 2014, Dr. Jamshid Damooei, president of Damooei Global Research, conducted an analysis of 365 Peace Education Program surveys from participants who completed the program in a variety of settings worldwide. The results show “a tremendous improvement with regard to believing that feeling peace is a possibility. Before the program less than 42% believed that feeling peace was possible. After the program, almost 100% felt that it was.”
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The Delores Project (TDP) supports homeless women across metro Denver, Colorado. Its impact has grown significantly since it opened its doors 20 years ago. Today TDP is seeing the practical benefits of the Peace Education Program introduced in 2016 that helps people discover hope and recognize their inner strength.
The Drug and Alcohol Services Association’s (DASA) program in Central Australia, Commit2Change, supports parolees and community corrections clients to transition back in the community; the Peace Education Program has been an essential element of its success since 2018, helping clients connect to inner resources and break the cycle of substance abuse.
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“I recommend this program to you as an effective means to help increase the harmony within individuals and the community in which you serve.”
“The course was deeply appreciated by the participating inmates and it was followed by them with keen interest.”
“The successful teaching patterns of this program provided by these volunteers helps benefit the attitudes of offenders, assist in curving their aggression and helps them in making decisions.”
Division of Rehabilitative Services; Department of Corrections; State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; Cranston, Rhode Island
“The program has helped them cope with prison life and have a more positive outlook on life in general.”
“I can recommend the Peace Education Program with great pleasure to other correctional facilities and institutions which take an interest in the wellbeing of humans.”
Office of the Sheriff; Inmate Program Services; Buncombe County Detention Facility; Asheville, North Carolina
“The perfect place to plant a seed of hope and change is in a correctional facility.”
Office of the Sheriff; Hall of Justice; County of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California, USA
“We will continue to work with the Peace Education Program to coordinate access to LASD inmates for participation in this positively impactful program.”
“The behavior of those who attend the program has noticeably improved.”
Zonderwater Management Area: Gauteng Region; Correctional Services Department of the Republic of South Africa
“This programme has enlightened and empowered a lot of offenders to have peace within them and it also taught them to forgive other people. Some of them before the inception of the programme were always having conflict and anger within. After they attended the programme, they started to have peace.”
“Several of the individuals have stated that they feel so much better after attending Peace Education classes.”
“From the comments we have received from the attendees of these workshops, it is clear that the PEP workshops are enjoyable and would be beneficial to anyone interested.”
“I was fortunate to attend many of the workshops and came away with tools that I believe will help me to tap that resource of inner peace that I know is there and within reach.”
“We would like to encourage all types of associations and organizations to implement this novel program that we consider beneficial for its participants.”