Peer Support for Returning Citizens

Peer Support for Returning Citizens

This event will feature the work of New Beginnings-Next Step (NBNS). This non-profit fights recidivism in Delaware by sponsoring weekly peer-support groups for incarcerated and returning citizens. Proving that people change primarily because of relationships, NBNS establishes a deep sense of kinship and trust with and among participating offenders while they are still in prison. These relationships continue long after NBNS members are released and help them build the resilience necessary to deal with the many daunting challenges of reentry successfully. NBNS Executive Director John Flynn, along with returning citizen members and volunteer facilitators, will share how NBNS helps to build an ever-growing community of compassion, hope, and possibility here in Delaware. As John is fond of saying, if we all stand with those in the margins, they won’t be margins anymore. They’ll just be the places where we’re all standing. NBNS was featured in an extensive cover story in the Delaware News Journal on September 22, 2022. See for more information about NBNS.

On-site registration will be available for those who choose not to book/register online.

Event Details

  • Date: 10/11/2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
  • Address/URL: 719 Shipley St, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801

Organizer Information


Categories: Human rights, Non-violence, Restorative justice

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