New Aced It Episode: Why Trauma Informed Care in Prison/Jail Isn’t Enough

This episode builds on the prior episodes and presents a deeper dive into trauma-informed care. Talk of trauma-informed care is all the rage right now in corrections, but training correctional staff in trauma-informed care for use with carceral residents and actually doing trauma-informed care in practice is a whole different story. The episode covers a recently published study and we relate its findings to our own study of staff and residents in U.S. prisons and jails.

Download the one-pager (PDF).

Vaswani, N., & Paul, S. (2019). “It’s knowing the right things to say and do”: Challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice in the prison context. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 58, 513–534.

This project was supported by Grant [5PBJA-22-AG-00031-MUMU] awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this podcast are those of the host and the research team and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.