Trauma Issues Within Juvenile Justice, Family Drug Court and Other Justice Systems

Provides resources, toolkits and publications for court professionals on trauma issues within court and criminal justice systems.

Essential Components of Trauma-Informed Judicial PracticeEssential Components of Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice (PDF 1.7MB) is a 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publication that provides information, specific strategies and resources designed to enhance court professionals’ awareness and response to client trauma symptoms.

Trauma-Specific Interventions for Justice-Involved IndividualsTrauma-Specific Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals (PDF 304KB) is a 2011 SAMHSA National GAINS Center report, providing an overview between the role of trauma and criminal justice involvement and outlining evidence-based, trauma-specific interventions for that population.

Promoting Recovery and Resilience for Children and Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare SystemsTrauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable: Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems (PDF 106KB), published by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in 2013, summarizes the results of a 2-day roundtable discussion exploring current issues and new directions in creating trauma-informed juvenile justice systems.

Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable: Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice SystemsTrauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable: Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems (PDF 106KB), published by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in 2013, summarizes the results of a 2-day roundtable discussion exploring current issues and new directions in creating trauma-informed juvenile justice systems.

you Need to Know in Becoming a Trauma-Informed Family Drug CourtWhat you Need to Know in Becoming a Trauma-Informed Family Drug Court is a webinar, presented in 2012, designed to help professionals recognize the presence and role of trauma plays in the lives of clients and impart trauma-informed and responsive practices. The Honorable Erica Yew and Vivian Brown, Ph.D. share their experiences and expertise in establishing a trauma-informed approach in an FDC. The discussion provides a national perspective, practical solutions and resources for assessment and integration of trauma-informed services in FDC settings.

Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: Practice ScenariosTrauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: Practice Scenarios (PDF 375KB) is a 2013 National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) publication describing six commonly experienced scenarios with application of a trauma-informed approach designed to improve court professional practice.

Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for AttorneysRepresenting Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for Attorneys (PDF 844KB), published by NCDVTMH in 2011, provides guidance to attorneys and other court professionals who are representing survivors of domestic violence who are experiencing trauma symptoms and other mental health challenges.

Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Product of the Federal Interagency Working Group for Children of Incarcerated ParentsPromoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Product of the Federal Interagency Working Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents, offered in 2013 by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents, explains the traumatic impact on the children of incarcerated parents and offers strategies to improve outcomes for these children.

Creating a Place of Healing and Forgiveness: The Trauma-Informed Care Initiative at the Women's Community Correctional Center of HawaiiCreating a Place of Healing and Forgiveness: The Trauma-Informed Care Initiative at the Women's Community Correctional Center of Hawaii (PDF 1MB), a Center for Mental Health Services’ National Center for Trauma-Informed Care 2013 draft, describes a warden’s transformation of a women’s correctional facility in Hawaii through community building, trauma-informed and collaborative approaches.

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