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Becoming Healing-Centered: Organizations

After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.



This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based criminal justice professionals, including police officers, community corrections personnel, and court personnel. Search for a trainer in your area or contact the GAINS Center about holding a training.

  • The Legislative Primer Series on Front-End Justice: Young Adults in the Justice System, 2019
    This report is part of a series that explores policies that impact the front end of the criminal justice system. Each brief looks at who is entering the “front door” of the criminal justice system and gives examples of legislation, national initiatives, best practices, promising programs, and key research on timely issues. The series provides legislatures with the tools they need to consider cost-effective policies that protect public safety.
  • A Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Organizations by Resilient Georgia
    ​The implementation of a trauma-informed approach is an ongoing organizational paradigm shift. Trainings on this website are divided into Trauma Aware, Trauma, Sensitive, Trauma Responsive, and Trauma Informed for the following sectors: first responders, healthcare providers, faith-based, juvenile justice, community, early childhood & education, youth-serving organizations, public health/social services, youth, school, parents & caregivers, and business.
  • Trauma-informed Courts by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
    Summarizes NCJFCJ's work to support trauma-informed courts. 
  • Trauma video by Judge Tepper of Florida Courts, 2019