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Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

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Free Wi-Fi Tablets Change Prison Dynamics (

Prison Journalism Project trains incarcerated writers to become journalists and publishes their stories. Subscribe to Inside Story to receive exclusive behind-the-scene looks at our best stories, as well as author profiles and other insights. On Aug. 10, 2021, Valley State Prison (VSP) in Chowchilla, California, became the first to provide free Global Tel Link (GTL) Wi-Fi tablets to its incarcerated population. Earlier in February, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...

*Time-Sensitive* grant opportunity to support violence reduction (CalVIP RFP)

This year, the California legislature approved $209 million for competitive 3-year grants to cities disproportionately impacted by violence to improve safety and promote healing in communities. 53 California cities are eligible to apply for this grant, more than ever before! In San Diego County, community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve the residents of the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, or El Cajon are also eligible to apply. You are receiving this email either because your...

Help reunite families victim to mass incarceration to stop ACEs. Senate Bill 6164 Webinar - Get your loved one out of jail/prison sooner in WA State!

Free educational Webinar invite! Topic: Ending Mass Incarceration and Uniting families Join WashingtonCAN on 12/6 and 12/9 to learn about a tool that could help your loved one get resentenced and released early in Washington State! My name is Rashell and I’m the Lead Organizer with Washington Community Action Network (WashingtonCAN), a grassroots organization with 44,000 members that advocates for mass liberation and an end to mass incarceration, through lobbying, advocacy, and grassroots...

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Mental Health support for ex-offenders

Hi All, I am starting an initiative to give a free hypnotherapy session to ex-offenders in exchange for a their testimonial for data collection on mental health support to stable rehabilitation. I am a RTT hypnotherapist, based in London. I offer the sessions online. Please find the details on the flyer below. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who might benefit from this initiative. Thank you.Read More...

Speaker for Collaborative Treatment Court training in OC

Hello Community, Seeking potential ACES/trauma in criminal justice SME to speak at an annual OC collaborative court training. Dec 3rd in Irvine area, audience of Judges, Pub Def, DA's, clinicians, court administrators, etc of 50-75 people. Collaborative court clients are adults with specialty courts serving issues of mental health, substance abuse, Veterans, homelessness, etc. Confirmation on honorarium pending. Please contact me with any referrals, suggestions or questions. Thank youRead More...
Hello all, If you work with domestic violence victims, I would be grateful for your assistance completing a brief survey. I have decided to adapt my children’s book: "Monty's Day in Court: What to expect when you have to testify in court”, for children who may have to testify regarding domestic violence they have witnessed. Thank you valuable feedback and generosity in completing this survey: Thank you for the work that you do, Jessica Miles ...Read More...

Articles on ACEs in the criminal justice system

Hi, My name is Jónína and Im new to the ACE community, I am finishing my first semester in my master program in clinical psychology at Reykjavik University in Iceland. I stumbled upon this site and thought it might be a good idea to start a small discussion where we could share knowledge about ACEs in the criminal justice system. For my masters thesis I am going to write about ACEs in prison population in Iceland and look into quality of life and substance use. I am just starting to dig into...Read More...
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