In this Episode, Task Force Talks discusses the Trauma-Informed court model in Miami-Dade County, GRACE Court.
Youth who have been victimized have the highest rates of adverse childhood experiences above the general population, making them particularly vulnerable to re-victimization. Court oftentimes is a place where many youths have experience re-victimization and therefore the youth could, in many cases, lose trust or faith in the judiciary system. Miami Dade County spearheaded a trauma-informed court model, GRACE Court, that focuses on giving the child a voice and empower them to see a brighter future.
A special thank you to our guest speaker, Yinay Ruiz, Miami Cares Project Manger, with Citrus Family Care Network.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force - https://www.sfhumantraffickingtaskforce.org/
GRACE Court - https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/GRACE-Court
Citrus Health - CHANCE Program
Kristi House - Project Gold