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    Trauma-Informed Youth Justice Means Ending Indigenous Overrepresentation in Custody

    by Judah Oudshoorn

    Trauma-informed juvenile justice is not simply a technique.

    I don’t want it to only be another tool in a practitioner’s tool belt. Certainly, trauma-informed means learning to build better relationships with the people we are serving. It helps us all walk alongside people when they are struggling or causing harm. Or helps others walk alongside us when we are struggling or causing harm. Another way of saying this is that . . . Trauma-in...




    Two Reasons for a Trauma-Informed Justice Resource blog

    by Judah Oudshoorn

    Some argue that the youth justice system is broken and needs reforming. Others say it is working as intended—to keep marginalized and racialized people down—and needs to be thrown out. Either way, there is work to be done to put “justice” back into youth justice approaches.

    It seems to me that the essential purpose of a justice system should be to be just.

    Somewher...