A new prison unit aims to reduce recidivism in Connecticut. But can it become the standard nationwide? Glamour.com traveled to York Correctional Institution to find out.
Two pilot programs are called TRUE and WORTH. The seeds for TRUE and WORTH were planted in 2015. That summer, the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit that studies and hopes to shape criminal justice reform, invited Connecticut State Commissioner of Corrections Scott Semple and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to join an on-site tour of German prisons, which bear little resemblance to those in the United States. Read the entire article here.
by Andrea Blanch, Beth Filson, and Darby Penney with contributions from Cathy Cave
"This guide was created for a very specific purpose: to help make trauma-informed peer support available to women who are trauma survivors and who receive or have received mental health and/or substance abuse services. It is designed as a resource for peer supporters in these or other settings who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups they are members of. The goal is to provide peer supporters—both male and female— with the understanding, tools, and resources needed to engage in culturally responsive, trauma-informed peer support relationships with women trauma survivors. "
Peer Supporters who have the lived experience of incarceration can work directly with women who are still incarcerated or formerly incarcerated. You can access the guide here