Health Care Providers

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach While Improving Community Safety (Nov 2016)

The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.

American Correctional Association

Vision Statement

The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.

 

Mission

The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.

 

Goals

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Wellness Support for Institutional Corrections Employees

Community Responses to People in Crisis

On November 2, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. eastern, the Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar on "Community Responses to People in Crisis." This webinar will focus on the role of policing in assisting communities with addressing mental health concerns and will describe a range of response strategies for agencies to consider. Dr. Laura Kunard, Senior Research Scientist from CNA, will facilitate this webinar. Dr.

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