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Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

  • 02/25/2021
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Life After Prison

Two formerly incarcerated women share their stories.

  • 02/25/2021
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Putting Faith Into Heart Health

Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, grew up in Charlotte, NC, attending a Black church. She

  • 02/25/2021
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At My Age

Now that I am 81, I am learning about many things for the first time. There were times when I could have spoken out about injustice in the past and did not. Why didn’t I?

  • 02/25/2021
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Rebuilding Education

A child who is loved, educated, mentored, and healed is more likely to face adversities with resilience and contribute to

  • 02/25/2021
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Teaching in Trauma-Informed Schools

Restorative approaches allow justice to be “done with you” and not “done to you.”

  • 02/25/2021
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Learning How to Be an Ally: Reforming Policing & Punishment

How do we reimagine the work of reducing poverty, supporting mental health services, and dealing with trauma to minimize substance abuse and violence, in order to diminish the need for police to step in as an end to those consequences?

  • 02/25/2021
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In the News: March 2021

Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline, Restorative Justice for Vets, Bias in Protests and Sentencing, Reparations, other resources

  • 02/25/2021
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A Restorative Justice Model

I noticed an increase in discussion about whether restorative justice could be an appropriate response to gender-based violence, including sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

  • 02/24/2021
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Reporting Sexual Assault in a Way That Honors and Protects Survivors

I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.

  • 02/11/2021
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Why I Support Dying With Dignity

We don’t let our pets suffer when they are at their end of life, so why human beings, our loved ones?

  • 02/05/2021
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Cleansing Breaths

Our sighs when the Biden/Harris team was sworn in on January 20 are good starts. Breathing can help everything.

  • 01/23/2021