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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.

Law Enforcement & Corrections Resources

Cops, Kids, and Domestic Violence

Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Description: Law enforcement training DVD and support documents (which can be used independently).


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Creating a Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement System

Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Description: Short case studies of programs in New Haven, CT, Wilmington, DE, and New Orleans, LA.



The Crime Fight’s Revolution

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Description: Describes an intervention based approached used by a police department in Canada to reduce violent crime.

Link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.c...devon-209771811.html


Law Enforcement – What Is Trauma Informed Care?

Source: Safe Start Center

Description: An explanation of why law enforcement should be trauma-informed. It also includes many resources including, publications, curricula, and guides.



Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy

Source: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Description: Guidelines for how law enforcement can reduce juvenile crime and work with juveniles in developmentally appropriate ways.



On-Site Academy

Description: A non-profit residential treatment and training center for critical incident stress management, serving emergency service workers who are in distress. The program is for all law enforcement, fire service, EMS, or other human service personnel who are themselves temporarily overwhelmed by the stress of their jobs, what they have seen, and what they have been through.


Restorative Justice and the Transformation of Jails: An Urban Sheriff's Case Study in Reducing Violence

Source: Police Practice & Research (Journal)

Description: This is a case study of the San Francisco Sheriff Department's Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP), which is a restorative justice program founded by the Sheriff and members of the SFSD staff in 1997. Although RSVP works with violent offenders who have already committed violent offenses, this program is designed to both intervene and prevent further violence. All offenders in RSVP have been convicted of or charged with violent offenses and will be released from jail into the city's neighborhoods within a year of their sentence or incarceration.



RSAT Training Tool: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Correctional Settings

Source: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT): Training and Technical Assistance

Description: A training about the relationship between substance abuse and trauma for those working in correctional settings.


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"Shameful" Secret?: Post-Traumatic Symptoms In The Corrections Ranks

Source: Equal Justice Foundation

Description: An article about the stress and trauma experienced by those working in a supermax prison.



Trauma-Informed Correctional Care: Promising for Prisoners and Facilities

Source: Corrections & Mental Health

Description: An article about the importance of trauma-informed corrections, as well as a list of resources.



Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation Training

Source: International Association of Chiefs of Police

Description: Here you can sign up for trainings that help law enforcement respond to sexual assaults in trauma-informed ways. There are also a variety of other resources and videos to train law enforcement on this topic.



West Coast Post-trauma Retreats (WCPR) Program

Description: The WCPR program is for first responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience. It is a residential treatment facility.


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