IfJ is committed to the development of knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) in the Justice System. It is vital that all professions i.e intermediaries, social workers, barristers, solicitors, appropriate adults, judges and others understand that a reaction to a traumatic event is a physiological adaptive response to threat. This response can shut down the higher cognitive functions of the brain and careful informed handling is required for a person to be able to describe what has happened to them.
The resource centre is a continually developing area of the website which will be of interest to professionals in the justice system and members of the public.
The resources collected on this page all relate to how traumatic experiences can affect people. They might be of interest to friends and family or other professionals in the justice system.