Mural Project Partners
THE GRATERFORD MURAL ARTS PROGRAM is a project of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. In addition to the Healing Walls, its artists have painted murals installed in the Prison’s auditorium and, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Eagles, at the Edward Gideon Elementary School in North Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) administers 26 state correctional institutions, plus one boot camp, 14 community corrections centers and close to 40 contract facilities for men and women convicted of felony offenses and sentenced to prison terms in the Commonwealth. Recognizing that approximately 90 percent of people incarcerated in state prisons will return to the community, the Department also strives to prepare them for community reintegration.
THE PHILADELPHIA COALITION FOR VICTIM ADVOCACY is a membership organization supporting the needs of crime victims.
EVERY MURDER IS REAL is a social services program that seeks to help prevent drug-related homicides in Philadelphia through mentoring and education. It was founded by Victoria Greene.
THE OFFICE OF THE VICTIM ADVOCATE of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing crime victims with a continuum of service throughout the post-sentencing process.
THE PENNSYLVANIA PRISON SOCIETY is a social justice organization that advocates on behalf of prisoners, formerly incarcerated individuals and their families in Pennsylvania. It is headquartered in Philadelphia.
THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY INSIDE-OUT EXCHANGE PROGRAM is a program of Temple’s Department of Criminal Justice. Offering courses in which students from universities and students from prison meet in the same classrooms, it was established to create a dynamic partnership between institutions of higher learning and correctional systems, in order to deepen the conversation about and transform our approaches to issues of crime and justice.