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Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense

Published Jul 7, 2010, Justice Policy Institute

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Any number of factors can contribute to a person becoming involved in the criminal justice system, including a history of trauma or victimization. Over 93,000 children are currently locked up in juvenile correctional facilities around the country. Research shows that while up to 34 percent of children in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event, between 75 and 93 percent of youth entering the juvenile justice system annually in this country are estimated to have experienced some degree of trauma.


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