Police Officer Richard Freeborn

Police Officer Richard Freeborn

Officer Richard Freeborn

Riverhead Police Department

“The familiarity that has been bred in the classroom amongst the
students, school district and the police department has, in many
instances, now been transferred to the families of Council for Unity
students and their surrounding communities. As a result, our township
is safer, less anonymous and more united than ever before.”

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Vincent De Marco, Sheriff, Suffolk County Correctional Facility

Sheriff Vincent De Marco

Suffolk County Correctional Facility

“I have witnessed a decrease in violence in the facility with group on
group conflict greatly diminished. The Council’s success within the
Suffolk County Correctional Facility if adopted by other correctional
facilities could have a profound impact on the state and possibly the
national penal system.”

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Edward MacKenzie

Edward MacKenzie

94A 2495, Sing-Sing Correctional Facility

“After taking the Council for Unity program, and truly learning that I can
live my life a different way, I know in my heart and soul I will never
come back to prison.”

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