Where your donation dollars are going
Your investment supports people around the globe. It strengthens this movement dedicated to addressing childhood trauma compassionately and helps change the manner in which the U.S. and global community incarcerate millions of people.
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Compassion Prison Project (CPP) is an innovative, grassroots organization that was initially built solely by volunteers. Our volunteer profile represents nearly every state in the U.S. and dozens of countries worldwide.

As a start-up non-profit, CPP’s operating budget has been developed with our ambitious goals in mind. We are looking for funding heroes to walk beside us, making our work possible through donations, grants, and underwriting support.

Every single dollar counts and all levels of giving are gratefully received!

If you, your family, community or employer would like to discuss ways to financially support the Compassion Prison Project, please reach out to us at info@compassionprisonproject.org

Here is what your donation will help achieve:

The production and distribution of our educational and therapeautic video series Trauma Talks, bringing trauma awareness and healing modalities to 1.8 million people living behind bars
The development, publication and distribution of our accompanying, interactive Trauma Talks workbooks
Training for both in-prison and visiting volunteer facilitators
Changing legislation regarding prison policies across the country
The development and implementation of our Correctional Officer training and wellness program
A national trauma awareness campaign
Bringing Compassion Trauma Circles to prisons
Book projects from prisons across the nation
Addressing legislation regarding solitary confinement…as a human rights violation and to influence it’s abolishment
The production of podcasts which spread awareness about the impacts of childhood trauma and healing modalities which help to resolve the pain of the past
Community Zoom-based Compassion Trauma Circles
Community Volunteer Meetings
Letter writing to everyone living in prison, especially those living on Death Row
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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director


Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.