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April 28, 2021

"Harm Reduction at the Center of Incarceration"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from Square One Project authored by Nneka Jones Tapia who, according this press release, is "one of the first clinical psychologists to ever run a jail" and who has piloted "innovative healing-centered programs at Cook County Jail.  Here is an overview of the report from this webpage discussing its contents:

Everyone within a correctional facility — both the staff and the people housed there — is exposed to trauma at a significantly higher rate than the general population.  In this sense, the institution itself is traumatic.  And because of the connective tissue that exists among all of us, the effect of this traumatic system spreads beyond the walls of an institution and into families and communities.

Physical and procedural transformation of correctional facilities is imperative to promoting harm reduction at large.  The STAAC framework for harm reduction can guide necessary shifts in correctional system policy, procedure, and training to support the health of correctional staff and their families, the people housed in the facility and their families, and the broader community.

April 28, 2021 at 09:18 PM | Permalink


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