AFH’s Prison Initiative provides HIV/STD education to incarcerated men and women in over 100 prisons across the state of Texas. Through 1,590 trained peer educators, 80,000 incarcerated men and women receive life-saving information and skills each year, reaching half the Texas prison system population. Through powerful peer education, individuals among the nation’s highest at-risk population learn to combat the spread of HIV.
AFH has been selected by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to receive the Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award on behalf of its prison initiative, Wall Talk.
The award recognizes organizations and individuals across the state whose efforts help offenders and those who are on parole or probation. Official press release.