“[The goal] is not simply to send people to prison. It is ultimately ‘do what you can to define success in these cases.’”
Starting this past summer in Baltimore, Maryland, 14,000 city employees are being trained to provide trauma-informed care to the community.
“We are almost in a panic mode right now.”
For the Women in the Dorms
The last year has been devastating regarding violence against women. The statistics we have collected help us understand the increase and nature of violence, which is catastrophic.
Melissa Petrangelo Scaia: “My frustration is not that we do not know how to end violence against women. It is that we have not changed the thinking that women are less.”
“The legal aspect is one thing, but the healing aspect is another. Often survivors have to pay out of pocket to receive services for trauma they endured by the hands of someone else.”
We have to change the thinking that women are less.
Ultimately, healing meant realizing that I was the creator of my own life.
I never wanted the rapist in jail. I wanted him to see what happened in that room in the same way I do.
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“It is a way of being. It is not really a program. We are integrating skill sets on how to interact with each other.”