“It turns out that the greatest predictor of a case of violence is a preceding case of violence. And so we see that violence is, in a way, behaving like a contagious disease.”
This is why we need to talk about trauma. Watch the Gary Slutkin’s TED talk here.
Alexandra Mallick is the Executive Director of Re:store Justice. Her work in California includes policy and advocacy to advance criminal justice reform. In addition to working on legislation, she works with incarcerated individuals to help change the narrative and shine a light on the power of rehabilitation.