What is Trauma Informed Policing?
Protocols and policies that recognize and appropriately address the complexities of trauma experienced by survivors (and perpetrators) to prevent further traumatization and improve the impact of police intervention.
"Toward a Trauma-Informed City: Challenges and Opportunities in Philadelphia"
Property of Drexel University Dornsife, School of Public Health and Mid Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.
The Woman Behind the Mission
I am a Police Inspector with a major city police department with over 23 years experience.
In 1997 my family's world was shattered after my brother, Emir, was murdered. Since then I've made it my mission to help support others who have experienced similar trauma.
Because I’ve experienced both sides of trauma, I can tell you that there’s a lot to be gained (on both sides) if law enforcement is more trauma-informed, if we have greater understanding of the causes and impact of murders like this, the people behind the statistics.