The New Administration Declared Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Will Be a Priority. What Are the Next Steps for the Field?
Practitioners and researchers agree it is not a question of whether we should help survivors, but how.
For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.
California's Prop 17 Just Restored Voting Rights to People on Parole. Lessons from Other States Can Help With Implementation.
The 2020 election affirmed that every vote counts and every voice matters. Enacting and effectively implementing voting rights restoration policies is a critical way to protect the rights, voice, and dignity of people involved in the justice system.
Stories from Incarcerated Women Show the Importance of Furthering Trauma-Informed Care while Prioritizing Decarceration
Firsthand accounts from 28 incarcerated women highlight how prisons can deepen trauma.
Community-Based Supports Are Essential to Better Address Behavioral Health Needs and Reduce Incarceration
In communities with insufficient behavioral health supports, jails and prisons are some of the only places in which people with behavioral health disorders can receive treatment.
Prisons can take actions to treat incarcerated women with humanity, develop a more trauma-informed culture, and reduce some of incarceration’s harms.
Most women enter prisons and jails with trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder and victimization experiences. Correctional institutions can’t provide the assistance they need, but other organizations can.
Mass violence events are traumatic for survivors and communities, and current evidence gaps make it more difficult to effectively respond tosupport survivors’ recovery.