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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.

September 2021

Supporting Mental Well-Being through Child Care Settings - 9/30, 1:30-3:00 ET

A webinar offered by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) Thursday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT Register today . Addressing the mental health needs of child care providers and children in care is vital in the face of the pandemic, a population-level traumatic event. CTIPP is offering a "plug and play" framework to ease the process of developing a continuum of training, reflective coaching, and consultation to build the capacity for supporting relational health...

'I studied law in jail - now I want to change the system' [bbc.com]

By Kirstie Brewer, British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2021 LaTonya woke up in the night to the sound of thuds and yells. Her mother's boyfriend had been growing increasingly abusive and unstable, and now he was dragging their bed out of the apartment and into the passageway outside. LaTonya crept out of bed and saw the boyfriend shouting and jabbing his finger at her mother's temple. "I thought I could protect my mom," she says. She picked up an aerosol can and hit him with it.

The Language Project (themarshallproject.org)

Reporters and editors have long believed that terms such as “inmate,” “felon” and “offender” are clear, succinct and neutral. But a vocal segment of people affected by the criminal justice system argue that these words — and any other words that define human beings by their crimes and punishments — are dehumanizing. The Marshall Project occupies a unique space in criminal justice reporting. We are not an advocacy organization, but we are committed to sustaining a sense of national urgency...

Opinion: How the language of criminal justice inflicts lasting harm [washingtonpost.com]

By Deanna Hoskins and Zöe Towns, The Washington Post, August 25, 2021 These days there is more reporting on the harms of mass incarceration and mass criminalization than ever before. More journalists are on these beats . Stories about conditions in police stations, jails and prisons are getting more space on the page. Entire journalism outlets are dedicated to critically tracking the criminal justice system. Yet when we scroll through our news feeds and Twitter, or turn on the radio or news...

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