SAMHSA’s GAINS Center has selected 13 awardees for its Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops and is combining multiple sites to host nine TTT events on its How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses curriculum. TTT events equip criminal justice system professionals with tools to increase their understanding of trauma, creates an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior, and guides the development of a plan to embed trauma-informed responses into policies and procedures to improve responses to individuals with histories of justice involvement. The 2-day workshop is designed to train participants on administering a training delivery and to help their agency/jurisdiction move toward becoming more trauma informed on both an individual and organizational/community level.

The following 13 locations were awarded a 2021 TTT:

  • Bexar, Hidalgo, and Taylor Counties, Texas
  • Boulder County, Colorado
  • Champaign County, Illinois
  • Harris County, Texas
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • McHenry County, Illinois
  • New York City Boroughs, New York
  • San Bernardino County, California
  • Southern District of Iowa
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Florida
  • State of New Mexico
  • York County, Pennsylvania