"Blurring Boundaries: Trauma and Healing Justice"


May 31st, 2017 – Blurring the Boundaries: Trauma and Healing Justice

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is a sponsor of Blurring the Boundaries: Trauma and Healing Justice, which is hosted by the American Friends Services Committe, on May 31st, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson AZ, 85745.

This conference will offer a critical examination of how the criminal justice system responds to, reinforces, and creates trauma for crime survivors, people accused of crime, and their families, as well as for the community at large.

Experts in the fields including formerly incarcerated and convicted people, academics, direct service professionals and policy makers will provide a framework on addressing trauma in the criminal justice realm, and discuss how we can shift away from punishment and move to a more healing and sustainable approach to create a safer
community for everyone.

Community leader and President/Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, Glenn E. Martin, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Martin has been working to amplify the voices of formerly incarcerated and convicted people for over 15 years, and will provide necessary context about the role of trauma in the criminal justice system.

Dr. Monica Casper, University of Arizona sociologist and editor of Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life, will open the conference by providing an analysis on trauma and its relation to the criminal justice system. Casper is also a professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and associate dean for academic affairs and inclusion for the College of SBS. Panelists Dr. Patricia Kelly, MPH, APRN, Manny Mejias, Luis Perales, M.S., and Stacy Scheff, Esq. will discuss the creation and effects of trauma of the criminal justice system in various areas, from schools to public health, solitary confinement to reentry.

AFSC Arizona invites people from all areas of experiences and professions to join in this necessary discussion and help in promoting agency practices and state policies that build a safer and less harmful system for all people.

Registration information:

Tickets are available at Eventbrite. Space is limited, so register today!

General Registration:   $25.00

Event Location: 

YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Avenue

Date: 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm