EJUSA honored to be a #SaludHero

People continue to notice our work in Newark, bringing together communities of color and police to help break cycles of trauma. Salud America, which focuses on health in Latinx communities, featured an article about our work last November, and now has honored us as one of their #SaludHeros. They spent time with us last week learning more about our work, and we’re excited for their video to come out this fall!

Salud America works to address health and other barriers in Latinx communities by creating stories, videos, and tools that will inspire people to make changes in their lives and in policy. Their award-winning communications platforms reach hundreds of thousands of people to push for healthy changes in schools and communities. We’re proud to be one of 3 organizations chosen as #SaludHeros during their recent East Coast tour. “Can’t say enough about how moved we are talking to our #SaludHero,” they wrote on Instagram after spending a day with EJUSA Deputy Director Fatimah Loren Muhammad, learning about our curriculum and its impact.

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Dates announced for Spring 2018 Police-Community Trauma Program in Newark

Police-Community Trauma Program

This spring, Equal Justice USA is continuing to lead an effort to increase the capacity for police and the community to respond to positively trauma in the wake of violence. A team of facilitators will be leading trainings on trauma-informed responses to violence with the Newark Police Department and Newark community members: “From Trauma to Trust: Police & Community Collaborative Training”

The goal of this training is to understand the symptoms of community trauma and vicarious trauma as well as build necessary skills to address and problem-solve when trauma arises. These trainings will focus on the development and maintenance of trust between police and community members/partnerships. Continue Reading →

City of Newark spotlights EJUSA Police-Community Trauma Program

Video playing in the lobby at the Newark State of the City

As Newark community leaders and residents gathered for the mayor’s annual State of the City speech last night, a video featuring EJUSA’s Police-Community Trauma Program played on a loop in the lobby for all to see. The 7-minute video was produced by The Grio, one of the largest online news sources for African Americans, and shows our efforts to bridge the divide between police and communities in order to foster trust, healing, and action.

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