The Peace People are helping former paramilitary prisoners who have served their sentences and now wish to leave violence behind them.

Betty Williams co-founder of the Peace People explains the thinking behind the initiative which has been in operation for some time. Individuals can phone the Peace Office directly to speak with someone. The scheme has also been used by social workers working with individuals who want to break from their past involvement with paramilitary organisations.

Thorough background checks are carried out ensure that only bona fide cases receive assistance,

We handle genuine people.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 January 1977.

Betty Williams along with Mairead Maguire and Ciaran McKeown co-founded the Women for Peace, later known as the Community for Peace People, an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Williams and Maguire were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition for their work.