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Voices From the Field: Reducing the Impact of Gang Violence Through Trauma-Informed Policing

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July 2023

The National Gang Center's Voices From the Field podcast shares engaging, in-depth conversations with experts exploring topics that contribute to the development of Community Violence Intervention strategies to address gang and gun violence in communities. 


This episode focuses on understanding the impact of trauma on those exposed to gang-involved violence and on how trauma-informed policing can be applied to interrupt the cycle of violence.  Topic areas include: 

  1. Understanding how trauma impacts those exposed to gang-involved violence and contributes to the cycle of violence 
  2. Understanding how traditional responses may negatively impact outcomes for victims, witnesses, and offenders
  3.  Applying principles of trauma-informed policing to interrupt the cycle of violence and improve outcomes in communities affected by gang violence  

Date Published: July 1, 2023