[VIRTUAL] Trauma-Informed Approached for Transition-Age Youth in the CJS

When:  May 30, 2024 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM (ET)

From another one of the TA centers at Policy Research, SAMHSA's GAINS Center, we present a webinar that may be of interest to the SJC audience (feel free to forward):

Utilizing Trauma-Informed Approaches to Support Transition-Age Youth (TAY) in the Criminal Justice System

May 30, 2024, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Individuals are considered legal adults at age 18, but their brains are not fully developed until their mid-20s. While individuals that are in the transition ages from 18-24 are not considered developmentally fully mature, they are often dealing with the demands and responsibilities of adulthood and may not have adequate support to navigate these challenges. Individuals in this demographic who experience mental and substance use disorders may be even more severely impacted by criminal justice involvement, which can exacerbate these conditions and existing trauma and present unique challenges to their development and well-being. Due to the unique nature of this population, trauma-informed approaches should be used to meet their needs and help foster long-term success.

Building on our previous webinar summit, "Steering in the Right Direction: Diversion and Supports for Transition-Age Youth in the Criminal Justice System: Part 1Part 2, & Part 3," this webinar will discuss principles of trauma-informed care and approaches to implementing trauma-informed practices for transition-age youth (TAY) involved with the criminal justice system.


  • Keith Cruise, PhD, MLS, Co-director, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice; Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, New York