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Webinar: Lessons from Social and Neurological Perspectives on Positive Youth Development - April 23 at 4 PM

Our juvenile justice system began to take shape during a time of massive immigration and rapid growth of urban areas. Poverty, lack of supervision, and deplorable living conditions were seen as conditions that fostered delinquency. As the system…
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Public Defender Robert Wesley Hosts PD9's Spring Training 2020

Last week, Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hosted PD9's 2020 Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Videos of the presentations can be viewed below. PTSD and Application in Criminal Court from an Expert's…
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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Is My Brain Really Elastic?

This webinar will address how brain science explains the quality of elasticity in our brain function. It will describe how we can use this quality to develop new behaviors and thinking patterns that help us build resilience and wellness. Participants…
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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Is My Work Following Me Around?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT - 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how brain science explains the longer-term effects of trauma and how it impacts us in various aspects of our lives. It will teach participants how to identify…
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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Can’t I Think My Way Out of This?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT - 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how trauma responses, protective during traumatic experience change our brain function and physiology in ways that are not subject to our voluntary control.…
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ACEs, the Brain, and Learning Workshop - April 5

As a part of the Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series come together to explore community wellness through the integration of the science behind adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed practices, and healing Read more.
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Registration Open: Team Mitigation Institute Atlanta

Mitigation created by a team of professionals in non capital cases is increasingly becoming the standard of practice.   This  bring-your-own-case institute is designed for defense teams to work on the mitigation in a non-capital case.   …
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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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The Trauma-Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth

Last month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a webinar on creating safe spaes for tribal youth involved in a trauma-informed judicial system. Watch the video. Additional Resources Presentation Trauma-Informed…
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FREE Webinar: The Trauma Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth - September 19 at 3:00 PM

The Trauma Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:30:00 PM EDT Register here.