Pathways to Peace


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Pathways to Peace Contact 

Contact the Pathways to Peace Manager of Youth Outreach & Violence Prevention at 428-8822 for more information.
57 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14604

For a YOUTH REFERRAL , click here




 What is Pathways to Peace? 

An increasing number of youth are resorting to violence as a result of personal disputes and involvement in gangs and drugs. The City recognizes a critical need to provide these youth with nonviolent alternatives.  Pathways to Peace was initiated as part of a comprehensive effort to safeguard the lives of these youth, diffuse potentially violent situations, and help them get on a track to a better life. The PTP team reaches out into targeted neighborhoods to assess the needs of youth, network with all available resources and link at risk youth to appropriate services. Pathways to Peace offers prevention, intervention and direct monitoring of youth receiving the services needed to support their positive progress. 

Why is Pathways to Peace needed?


  • To address the growing number of youth who are “at risk” of considering crime, violence, or joining and/or affiliated with gangs because important needs in their lives are not being met. 
  • To respond swiftly to the needs, concerns and crises that youth face.
  • To help young people gain both a positive sense of belonging and access to the resources around them that nurture positive growth. 
  • To reduce youth violence by employing collaboration, resourcefulness, dedication and vigilance. Pathways to Peace will fill a pivotal role in helping individuals, families and others work together to prevent young lives from “falling through the cracks” of our community. 


How does Pathways to Peace work?

Pathways to Peace collaborates with all available community resources, including schools, families, employers, health professionals, law enforcement agencies and other service providers.  By establishing these relationships and building a genuine rapport with at risk youth, the PTP team will be able to tailor a customized network of resources that match the needs identified for each young person.  Pathways also provides presentations aimed at preventing violence from being considered as a current or future option for youth in all age groups, preteen to early 20’s, and interested community organizations. 

Click here to read some Pathways to Peace Success Stories!

What is Pathways to Peace coverage Area?

Pathways to Peace provides outreach to youth in all neighborhoods of the City.  Pathways responds to crime scenes, funerals, wakes, etc. 

How can youth participate in this program?

Youth must be referred to Pathways to Peace in order to participate in the program. Referrals can be made by law enforcement, hospitals, neighbors, family or friends, community agencies or even by youth themselves. Referrals can be made online or at the Pathways to Peace Office located at 57 St. Paul Street, Rochester, New York 14621.