Families for Peace began in 2001 following the fatal shooting of Corey Wayne the son of Gleen Reid, the founder of the organisation. The birth of the organisation was a response to all those families who have been bereaved of loved ones due to the evils of gang warfare, drugs and gun crime. The organisation’s purpose is to work in a preventative interventionist and rehabilitative way to deter young people from going into a life of crime and to support those whose lives have been forever changed by the loss of loved ones.
Families for Peace is an organisation for people of our community especially the young people. We believe that by offering the young people in our community positive alternative we can help them to live good productive lives, attaining their full potential in society therefore becoming good role models for the next generation.
"Our mission is to create a safer society by empowering and equipping families and young people to reach their full potential by providing affordable training and development services in a diverse and caring environment, and to increase public and professional awareness of the effects of youth crime on families, young people and the wider communities."
Families for Peace is a Registered Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1141273