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Trauma to Prison Pipeline

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The vast majority of youth referred from school to law enforcement and into the juvenile justice system are survivors of trauma. The justice system typically fails to address, and often deepens, trauma. This training will cover the connections between toxic stress and behavior issues in school, how trauma connects with system-involved youth, how and why restorative justice differs from traditional discipline, and simple tips for responding to students in trauma-informed ways. This training is recommended for preventionists, youth advocates, teachers, community organizers working on disrupting trauma-to-prison pipeline, and anyone working within their local schools on building healthy relationships and improving school climate.

Participants will be given a brief “training in a box” to take back to deliver to your local schools and task forces to start conversations about simple steps that schools can take to significantly reduce the number of youth referred to law enforcement by responding to students in more trauma-informed ways.

Please note that registration is from 9:30am – 10:00am with the training starting promptly at 10am. Please leave yourself time to arrive and park so we can start on time. This is a long training so please feel free to dress comfortably.


August 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Training Center
1413 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220

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