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Juvenile Justice Putting Health First

Angela Hardin and Wolf attended Williamson County Juvenile Justice Center’s first Behavioral Health in the Legal and Justice Systems Conference Nov 17th. Wolf is training to be a therapy dog; just one of the increasingly useful tools in the box for better emotional health.

The Conference was proposed by District Judges Stacey Mathews and Betsy Lambeth to provide a forum for attorneys, CPS case workers, law enforcement and all manner of child advocates to collaborate on “Trust-Based Relational Intervention.”

Juvenile Services Assistant Director Matt Smith said, “We are primarily concerned with the root cause when a child comes into the system and TBRI is a new way of dealing with and helping kids. The more science discovers and understands about how the brain reacts —trauma, addiction, at-risk environments and even neurobiology—the more we can recognize what’s really going on and how we can make positive change.”

Visit Child.TCU.EDU for information about how TBRI is making a difference in the Justice System.

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