Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection Midwest and Tennessee community facilitator and criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and strategies being used in this area to create positive systems change.
October Session, Wednesday, October 27th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST – “The Relationship between PACEs and the Criminal Justice System” with special guest Tony McGuire, PACEs advocate, associate trainer for the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), and former instructor and tenured faculty member at Walla Walla Community College who taught a construction trades apprenticeship preparation (CTAP) class at Washington State Penitentiary.
While at the Washington State Penitentiary, Tony educated inmates about the science of childhood adversity, including the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, brain science, and how ACEs affected their behavior as children and adults. He worked with them to develop and build resiliency as they prepared for a fulfilling life and career. To learn more about Tony’s work at the Washington State Penitentiary, please read the following articles: