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Compassion Prison Project focuses on bringing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma awareness to prisons and communities.  To that end, CPP has developed curricula and training to be used both within prisons and outside in local communities.

There is a shorter curriculum and a more time intensive, 12-module curriculum which takes place during sessions over several months. Both feature the ACE quiz and childhood trauma awareness, Step Inside the Circle activity and space for compassionate integration. Both the short and long curriculum requires a commitment and specific set of training, coordination and delivery requirements.

Are you interested in learning how to create and run a Circle in your local facility or community? See below about volunteer opportunities.

The greatness of a community
is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King

Volunteer with
Compassion Prison Project!

Join us in transforming prisons and communities through compassion.
Check out our Volunteer Opportunities for this project below...

Create and Facilitate a Circle in Your Community

Train for, coordinate and deliver the shorter, 2-4 hour Compassion Trauma Circle curriculum in your community or in a nearby underserved community.

Level of Ownership:
Project Leader
Time Commitment: 
4-6 weeks


Prison Program Facilitator

Train for, coordinate and deliver the shorter, 2-4-hour Compassion Trauma Circle curriculum or the 12-module CPP in-depth curriculum.  Best for trained therapists, healers, heart-based advocates, people who are already doing work inside facilities or are currently incarcerated and have a passion and interest in becoming a facilitator. 

Level of Ownership:
Project Leader
Time Commitment: 
2 - 14 weeks (depending on curriculum and prison policy)


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CPP is a not-for-profit, grassroots-based organization. Big changes are made in small steps and we value the amount of every donation. Your contribution directly supports CPP's projects to achieve its mission to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action. All donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating today.

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