Trauma and the revolving door of crisis and crime

Nina Vaswani, Research Fellow with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, is a contributor to the Revolving Door podcast series ‘In Other Words’, released today to discuss links between trauma, crisis and crime.

The London-based criminal justice charity launched the podcast series to coincide with its 25th year celebrations.

‘In Other Words’, which is hosted by leading broadcaster and anthropologist, Mary-Ann Ochota, brings together voices from across the sector to get to the heart of how poverty, racism and wider structural disadvantage all impact on the revolving door of crisis and crime – and what we can do about it.

On Monday October 22, Nina Vaswani will join Emeritus Professor David Wilson (Birmingham City University), Edward Davies (The Centre for Social Justice), Dr Amanda Skeate (St Basils), Christina Marriott (Revolving Doors Agency) and Lived Experience Forum members to discuss ‘Trauma and the revolving door of crisis and crime’.

The contributors will explore the impact of trauma in people’s lives and how it links to structural disadvantage. What is the difference between trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? What are the protective factors that prevents the trauma defining the rest of people’s lives in a negative way? Is there a glass floor whereby people coming from a position of affluence can only fall so far?

During her time with CYCJ, Nina has specialised in experiences and impact of bereavement and loss in young people, as well as the vulnerability of young men. She has a particular interest in ACEs and their link to offending behaviour, and works closely with HMYOI Polmont to explore interventions and support for this vulnerable population.

These podcasts will be of interest to those working in services, commissioning, research, policy or practice with people in the revolving door of crisis and crime. Listeners are invites to join the debate at #inotherwords or via Twitter handle @revdoors

You can access the podcasts here or download the series on iTunes.

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