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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.

February 2023

Podcast: Neurodecolonization with Indigenous Incarcerated Youth with Dr. Michael Yellow Bird (PrisonMindfulness,

To listen to the podcast, please click HERE. In this episode, Michael Yellow Bird speaks with cohost Fleet Maull on his experiences working with indigenous youth, and his research focused on "Neurodecolonization". The systemic impacts of Colonization and abolishing indigenous sacred meditative practices “Neurodecolonization” The conceptual mindfulness framework and healing trauma in incarcerated, indigenous groups Building cognitive resilience in indigenous youth MICHAEL YELLOW BIRD Michael...

North Carolina moves closer to creating nation's first ACEs-informed courts system

(l-r) Judge J. Corpening; Ben David, district attorney, New Hanover County; Chief Justice Paul Newby; Judge Andrew Heath, executive director, Administrative Office of the Courts of the Chief Justice's ACEs Informed Courts Task Force. David and Heath serve as Task Force co-chairs . “There is not any more important work going on in the State of North Carolina,” said Ben David, District Attorney for New Hanover County and co-chair of the Chief Justice’s ACEs-Informed Task Force . The Task force...

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