The goal of a trauma-responsive, developmentally-informed court is to change the
trajectory for children and families who have experienced trauma – "…improving the long-term health and well-being of
children and families and disrupting intergenerational cycles of adversity."
(Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D. and Carly B. Dierkhising, MA, Juvenile and Family Justice Today, Summer 2013)
CHANGING THE TRAJECTORY