Date of Graduation

Fall 12-12-2014

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Marcianna Nosek


Project Avary, a nonprofit in Marin, piloted a new initiative, Peacemakers, to promote health equity and awareness of the impacts of incarceration. The need for a comprehensive program to bring awareness of the impacts of incarceration was clear. The Peacemaker Initiative will address the issue, by empowering Marin youth to educate their communities. The project seeks to improve the life outcomes of many youth in Marin County.

The focus of the paper is a summary of Project Avary’s new initiative, the Peacemaker. The paper will highlight strategies and approaches used to breaking cycles of intergenerational incarceration. Furthermore, this report links the field of public health to the underserved population of children, youth and families impacted by incarceration. The Fieldwork Summary Report shows an overview of the public health significance, and the competencies addressed.

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