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The Faces of Trauma: Why Judges and Lawyers Need to Recognize and Respond to Trauma Histories of Litigants, Witnesses & Clients

Recorded on: May. 21, 2018
Running Time: 01:21:39

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Taken from the Web Program Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2018 Recorded May 2018 in New York

The Faces of Trauma: Why Judges and Lawyers Need to Recognize and Respond to Trauma Histories of Litigants, Witnesses & Clients [01:21:39]
  • Prevalence of trauma histories among significant categories of litigants (juvenile justice, criminal justice, children and parents in child welfare, veterans, others)
  • Judicial perspectives on the role of trauma in the behavior that brings people into the justice system and the impact of trauma on behavior in the courtroom
  • Lawyers’ perspectives on the impact of trauma on the client-lawyer relationship and on clients’ and witnesses’ behavior in legal proceedings

Moderator: Carol Fisler, Esq.
Panel: Afua Addo, MA, MHC, Professor Sara E. Gold, Hon. Marcia P. Hirsch, Kenton Kirby, LMSW

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  • Gender and Trauma Based Approach to Systems-Involved Women: Specialized Court Responses to Victim-Defendants
    Afua Addo, MA MHC
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    Afua Addo ~ Coordinator, Gender and Justice Initiatives, Center For Court Innovation
    Carol Fisler ~ Consultant, Mental Health/Criminal Justice Collaborations, Center for Court Innovation
    Sara E. Gold ~ Clinical Law Instructor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    Hon. Marcia P. Hirsch ~ Presiding Justice, Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term
    Kenton Kirby ~ Director of Clinical and Trauma Support Services, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Center For Court Innovation
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