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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.

Tagged With "Decarceration"

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Mass Decarceration, COVID-19, and Justice in America [ssir.org]

(Free to be collage by Ekua Holmes/www.ekuaholmes.com) By Deanna Van Buren & F. Javier Torres-Campos, Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 9, 2020 With the highest incarceration rate in the world, US prisons and jails are drivers for the catastrophic outbreak of COVID-19. Because of dense living conditions, limited soap and hand sanitizer, poor access to quality healthcare, and an increasingly elderly population, the outbreaks we’ve seen so far may be just the beginning. It’s no...
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Staff Shortages In Prisons And Jails Highlight Opportunities For Decarceration [healthaffairs.org]

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

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,...
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