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PACEs in the Criminal Justice System

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.

January 2022

Mayor Brandon Scott highlights addressing trauma as a focal point of curing city violence []

By Brittney Verner , posted January 26, 2022 at BALTIMORE — 32 homicides in the first 26 days of the year and city leaders said they’re working overtime to bring justice to the many families who are mourning. Wednesday Mayor Brandon Scott talked about what his Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement or MONSE is doing to help address the trauma behind these violent incident. As city police work to solve these cases, the mayor's office is focused on healing the trauma. But...

The Intersection of Sustainable Farming and Decarceration [Podcast episode from The Takeaway at]

Produced by Deborah Goldstein ; Hosted by Melissa V. Harris-Perry, Produced by GBH , PRX and WNYC Studios Of the 52,000 farms in North Carolina, one farm stands out as doing more than growing produce and raising livestock. GrowingChange , a non-profit organization that converts decommissioned rural prisons into farms and education centers where local, at-risk young people learn about animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture. Noran Sanford, Executive Director and Founder of GrowingChange,...

Staff Shortages In Prisons And Jails Highlight Opportunities For Decarceration []

By Katherine LeMasters , Morgan Maner , Meghan Peterson , Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein , Health Affairs, January 21. 2021 Across the United States, prisons and jails are struggling to maintain staffing levels . Staffing shortages are not a new phenomenon in carceral facilities . The incarcerated population has increased by 500 percent over the past 40 years nationwide , resulting in the expansion of the carceral workforce. The carceral workforce experiences high staff turnover with most having...

Child welfare and justice systems can use the STRENGTH principles to support young people (

In collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Child Focus, Child Trends has developed the STRENGTH principles to serve youth in the child welfare and justice systems in positive, developmentally appropriate ways. The principles help systems that serve children and young adults apply Positive Youth Development approaches, focus on equity and inclusion, and involve communities and families. More information is available here: Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity,...

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...

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