Category: trauma

10th Annual School Resource Officer Training Conference

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training conference for law enforcement and school personnel on the theme of “Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response.” The training will address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies, and will examine the impacts …

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Register for Webinar: Self-Care for Justice Professionals

Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse Trauma work significantly impacts the brain and body of justice professionals. This webinar will present interventions that a person can use to mitigate these effects; it will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for …

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

NPR By Joseph Shapiro, Jessica Pupovac, and Kari Lydersen When Monica Cosby, Tyteanna Williams and Celia Colon talk about the years they spent as inmates at women’s prisons in Illinois, their stories often turn to the times they would be disciplined for what seemed like small, even absurd things. Cosby was playing Scrabble in her …

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A Chance to Restart: Care and Support Are Critical for Women Leaving Prison

The Cap Times By Lisa Speckhard Pasque Holly and Candy Long were born just about a year apart and looked alike in the way only sisters do. But along with their brown, deep-set eyes, they shared a rocky childhood and family history of mental illness. As adults, both ended up incarcerated at Taycheedah Correctional Institution, …

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49th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference

The 2018 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel conference, hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association, will provide quality culturally-appropriate continuing legal education to more than 200 tribal judges, peacemakers, and court personnel. Participants will learn about major recent court decisions and legislation, as well as emerging practices that improve the quality of tribal justice administration while maintaining fidelity to tribal traditions, …

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Carson City Looks to Help Incarcerated Women

Nevada Appeal By Teri Vance Speaking to a group of women community leaders and advocates, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong asked a rhetorical question: “When was the first time you were a victim?” He said law enforcement officials are trying to understand women’s experiences are typically different from men’s experiences, and that changes how they …

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Crisis Awareness, Intervention, and De-Escalation Training for Tribal Partners

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training that examines common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Participants will review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. They …

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2018 Youth Summit: Empowering Youth—Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host a youth summit that brings together young people from across the country who are interested in juvenile justice reform. The summit aims to cultivate and empower the next generation of leaders by providing them with the tools they need to leverage their lived expertise. Participants will learn the basics …

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Teaching—and Reaching—Students behind Bars

Education Week By Sarah D. Sparks There are no guardhouses or concertina-topped fences around the Wyoming Girls School. There’s no need; the correctional facility nestles on a rural road off Interstate 90, almost dead-center of the state at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, and no student has tried to run away in the last …

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Assessments Often Miss Mental Health Issues for Youth on Probation

Medical Xpress By Bert Gambini An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives is not the best means of evaluating mental health problems faced by at-risk youth, according to new study by a University at Buffalo …

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