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PACEs Connection Consultant Resources

PACEs Connection is excited to provide more extensive and focused support for organizations, communities, states, and beyond through focused and direct consulting. PACEs consultants will use PACEs science, expertise, and professional and lived experience

TI Criminal Justice

Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice Consultant

Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice Resources

Interested in supporting criminal justice reform? PACEs Connection's trauma-informed criminal justice consultant, Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, offers trainings and events to help educate individuals, organizations, and communities on the relationship between trauma and involvement in justice systems, as well as exploration of practices that can be used to help create trauma-informed justice systems.

Relationship Between Trauma and Involvement in the Criminal Justice System

  1. ACEs and Juvenile Justice (Jamieson, 2019, retrieved from

  2. The Association between ACEs and Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 1 webinar (NIC, 2020)

  3. Toward Creating a Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System (PRA, 2012)

  4. Trauma-Informed Justice (NCTSN)

  5. Women’s Pathways to Jail: Examining Mental Health, Trauma, and Substance Use  (Lynch et al., 2013, retrieved from BJA)


Trauma-Informed Care in Criminal Justice Systems

  1. Becoming Trauma Informed: An Essential Element for Justice Settings (NIC, 2022)

  2. Considering Childhood Trauma in the Juvenile Justice System: Guidance for Attorneys and Judges (VandenWallBake, 2013 retrieved from ABA)

  3. Promoting Access to Justice through Trauma-Informed Courts (PRA, 2021)

  4. SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation  (SAMHSA, 2022)

  5. SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services: TIP 57 (NIH, 2014)

  6. Toward Creating a Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System (PRA, 2012)

  7. Trauma Informed Justice System (Haas, 2021)

  8. What are Trauma-Informed Practices for Justice-Involved Women? (NIC, 2022)


Restorative Justice

  1. A Diversion Toolkit for Communities (Restorative Justice Project, 2022)

  2. History of Restorative Justice  (Strong, 2014 retrieved from Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice)

  3. National Association of Community & Restorative Justice (NACRJ, 2022)

  4. Restorative Justice (BJA NTTAC, 2022)

  5. Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI, 2022)

  6. Restorative Justice Laws (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, 2022)

  7. Restorative Justice Legislation in the American States: A Statutory of Analysis of Emerging Legal Doctrine (Sliva & Lambert, 2015)

  8. Restorative Justice Project (Impact Justice, 2022)

  9. RYSE Center’s “Education + Justice” Department (RYSE Center, 2022)

  10. RYSE Center’s “R.E.S.T.O.R. Brochure” (RYSE Center, 2022)

  11. The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD, 2022)

  12. What is “Restorative Justice” and How Does it Impact Individuals Involved in Crime? (Pointer, 2021 retrieved from BJA NTTAC)