The goal of the App is to engage community members who are experiencing or involved with potentially violent conflicts in direct contact with trained mediators to mitigate the conflict before it escalates to violence. Additionally, the App is used as a vehicle to support Philly Truce’s messaging around violence prevention and community involvement through the social media capabilities of then App.
Promoting community safety through volunteer-run neighborhood patrols. The goal of this program is to decrease community-level violence by empowering community members to engage in cooperative conversations with their neighbors while on regular patrols during peak times for violence. Peace Patrol volunteers received specialized mediation training where they learn simple de-escalation techniques. Philly Truce staff supports these volunteers as higher-level backup.
The goal of this program is to provide social emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for in-school youth. As part of this program, specially trained volunteer ambassadors visit schools to provide basic education about gun violence as well as skills-based lessons around mediation, civic engagement & community service, and counteracting messaging about “snitch” culture with information about violence prevention and community support.
Our marquee training event, designed to produce peer mediators who are young males of color ages 11-15.