Trauma Affects Sentencing Today
After watching the video and completing the readings for this week, conduct further research into ways in which trauma is handled in one of the three contexts for this course (mitigation/aggravation, intervention, or diversion). For the context you chose:
(1) Discuss the ways in which trauma-informed care and trauma awareness are (or are not) used in that context, and
(2) make recommendations to improve trauma-informed care and trauma awareness in that context.
For example, if you choose to discuss mitigation/aggravation, you can discuss the ways in which trauma affects sentencing today, and what research suggests as to better applications of our growing body of research on trauma and its effects.