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Puppies Behind Bars (PBB)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

PBB is a offender rehabilitation program based in New York, NY that was founded in 1997. As of 2020 they had $2.9 million in revenue and $16 million in assets.

Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canine for law enforcement.

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Program areas at PBB

Raising service dogs in prison and pairing them with wounded veterans and first responders: pbb raises service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders in five correctional facilities in new york state. The dogs learn more than 90 commands ranging from turning lights off and on to doing laundry, finding the car in crowded parking lots and calling 911. The dogs learn special commands designed to mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Pbb then pairs the dogs, free of charge, with wounded veterans and first responders. The recipients receive intensive training on how to use their dogs, and pbb then provides extensive follow-up services. To date, 129 dogs have been placed with veterans and first responders through the program. Not only do the recipients themselves benefit, but their entire families and their communities benefit as the recipients find relief from anxiety and panic attacks, learn to reenter society, ...

Inmate education and employment of former inmatesinmate puppy-raisers in our program become expert dog trainers and gain interpersonal skills as well. They must work as part of a team to solve problems, attend rigorous weekly classes, do written homework assignments, and maintain a daily journal of their Puppies' progress. Their literary and communication skills are enhanced, and they benefit from the unconditional love provided by the dogs as well. Rather than biding their time while incarcerated, the pbb program allows them to make a contribution to society that is a source of pride and self-confidence. Many are hired for dog-related jobs after parole. Pbb currently employs five former inmate puppy-raisers as part of its full-time staff. Two work as instructors, teaching current inmates by their example what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication after incarceration. One is also director of our service dog program for wounded veterans and ...

Raising explosive-detection canines in prisonpbb raises explosive-detection canines (edcs) for work with law enforcement in one prison in new jersey and one in new york. An average of 20 inmates take part in our program, raising 12 to 16 dogs at any given time. The training process takes approximately 10 months, and between 16 and 20 of these dogs graduate each year. Our edcs have gone to work to detect explosives or accelerants across the united states and with foreign allies. The fbi, cia and u.s. park police are just of few of the agencies that use our dogs. They screen courthouses and other government buildings, check stadiums before ball games, and help solve arson cases, and provide many other services to the general public.

Form 990s for PBB

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-12Aug 25, 2020990View PDF
2018-12Aug 17, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Sep 26, 2016990View PDF
...and eight more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PBB

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,523,493
Program services$54,919
Investment income and dividends$318,206
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$17,697
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,066
Total revenues$2,916,381

Vendors for PBB

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Citrin Cooperman and Company LLPTax accounting2020-05-04
█████████Content management system software2020-03-01
█████████ ████████Software2018-04-30
████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2014-10-25

Personnel at PBB

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Gloria Gilbert StogaPresident$257,175Aug. 2, 2019
Eric BarsnessDirector of Development$147,292Sept. 28, 2020
████ █████Director of Volunteers-Sept. 28, 2020
███████ ██████Director of Socialization and Evaluator-Sept. 28, 2020
████████ █████Director of First Responder Outreach-Sept. 28, 2020
████ █████Director, Dog Tags$124,050Sept. 28, 2020
█████ █████Database Manager-Sept. 28, 2020
████ █████Senior Instructor$120,000Dec. 31, 2018
█ █████ █████Director and Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ████████████Chairman / Director$0Dec. 31, 2018
...and six more key personnel

Peer felon rehabilitation programs

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4Getting Out and Staying Out501(c)(3)$4.4 millionNew York, NY
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6Lineage Project501(c)(3)$893,970Brooklyn, NY
7Center for Community Alternatives (CCA)501(c)(3)$8.2 millionSyracuse, NY
8JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA)501(c)(3)$1.4 millionNew York, NY
9Youth Represent501(c)(3)$2.0 millionNew York, NY
10Innocence Project501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
11Streetwise and Safe501(c)(3)$793,751New York, NY
12Summit Assistance Dogs501(c)(3)$1.4 millionAnacortes, WA
13Teen Challenge Womens Ministry501(c)(3)$7.1 millionRussellville, AR
14Pennsylvania Prison Society501(c)(3)$1.4 millionPhiladelphia, PA
15The Petey Greene Program501(c)(3)$1.5 millionPrinceton, NJ
16Innercity Weightlifting501(c)(3)$2.0 millionBoston, MA
17Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI)501(c)(3)$4.8 millionRockville, MD
18Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP)501(c)(3)$1.0 millionKensington, MD
19The Anti-Recidivism Coalition501(c)(3)$6.3 millionLos Angeles, CA
20Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement501(c)(3)$800,526San Bernardino, CA
21Justice Education Center501(c)(3)$1.2 millionWest Hartford, CT
22Prisoner and Community Together (PACT)501(c)(3)$5.9 millionValparaiso, IN
23Grassroots Leadership501(c)(3)$3.0 millionAustin, TX
24Campaign for Youth Justice501(c)(3)$827,399Washington, DC
25Workforce501(c)(3)$1.9 millionIndianapolis, IN