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Responding to Trauma Among Young Men of Color: Adapting the Crown Heights Approach For Your Community

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This is a toolkit for the replication of the “Make It Happen” program in the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn, NY, which focuses on young men of color who have been impacted by community and/or interpersonal violence, providing them mentorship, clinical interventions, supportive workshops, advocacy, and intensive case management that includes services of traditional victim service providers in the community.
This Planning Toolkit is a blueprint for communities, violence interrupter programs, and traditional victim service providers that want to improve their responses to young men of color who have experienced trauma. The practices shared in this toolkit are based on the Center for Court Innovation’s work with violence interrupter programs, victim service agencies, trauma, and gender-based violence.
Date Created: November 17, 2016