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Pull Up One More Chair For Youth

Young people’s lived experience speak to viable solutions that policymakers might otherwise never come upon. The best first step for anyone looking to make changes on behalf of young people is to pull up one more chair for the experts.

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Remaking a Life: Inside and Out

I had been accused of a serious crime at the age of 17, and because the courts wanted to charge me as an adult instead of as a minor, I was looking at anywhere from 25 years to life instead of life until I was 25.

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We Have to Partner with Law Enforcement Around Trauma

Is there a need for trauma-informed training for police officers? Let me share an example of a situation where the outcome could have been very different if the responding officer had been trauma-informed.

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Sailing through Memory

My mind is somewhat of a junkyard, full of twisted metal and lost souls, and I sweat as I run from demons that pose as guilty pleasures. My future looks close, yet far, like a regatta waiting for me at bay.