More reasons why preventing child trauma is a good idea — fewer people in prison means fewer lives lost, and money saved

This fabulous infographic comes from the Pew Center on the States. Studies show that most people in prison have experienced childhood maltreatment (National Institute of Justice, University of Alaska Justice ForumIllinois Criminal Justice Information Authority).  Nearly all women in prison have experienced childhood trauma. The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACE Study) shows that having a family member in jail can traumatize a child.

This is one more reason why it’s critical to prevent

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