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.

What’s Propelling Second-Chance Legislation Across America? [PSMag.com]

 

Margaret Love is a big believer in second chances.

Since leaving her post as a pardon attorney for the Department of Justice, where she worked from 1990 to 1997, Love has been the executive director at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, a non-profit with a focus on sentencing reform. (She also runs her own private practice.) At CCRC, Love has turned her attention to raising awareness around state-level forms of relief.

“Nobody knew what was going on,” she says, explaining the need for the reform and the general lack of knowledge by state lawmakers on other places’ policies. Lawmakers and advocates were working in siloed systems, she explains; the national picture was largely uncharted territory.



[For more of this story, written by Maura Ewing, go to https://psmag.com/whats-propel...9a041ea5f#.dyp86lyc1]

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