ACEs 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.

Kamala Harris Unveils Justice Reform Plan Focused on Youth and Families []


By Sara Tiano, The Chronicle of Social Change, September 9, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris rolled out a criminal justice reform plan Monday that focused heavily on youth justice and child welfare issues.

Harris’s plans aligns with several fellow Democrats on proposing reforms to the juvenile justice system, but she is the first in the crowded Democratic primary field to talk about addressing some child welfare issues.

A key tenet of Harris’s plan is the creation of a federal Bureau of Children and Family Justice, mirroring the work she did as Attorney General of California where she launched the Bureau of Children’s Justice (BCJ) in 2015.

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