Trauma Recovery Centers Provide Innovative, Free of Charge Services that Help Victims to Regain Stability and Heal After a Violent Crime
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Whitmer signed the state’s 2023 budget, which includes $4 million in funding for four new Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs) – one each in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Battle Creek.
The following statement was released by Priscilla Bordayo, the Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Michigan state manager:
“Today, Michigan reaffirmed its commitment to our most vulnerable crime victims, standing with them when they need our support the most. This is a victory for the thousands of crime victims in our state who have advocated for years for more help for crime victims in the communities most harmed by violence. We would like to thank Senator Rick Outman for his leadership in making this happen.
“We know that Trauma Recovery Centers are a breakthrough and evidence-based model designed to help the hardest-to-reach survivors of violent crime. The TRC model helps meet the specific needs of victims and families and provides steady, free comprehensive mental health services to help victims get back on their feet and find healing. We know that when survivors can access healing, they can break cycles of crime and victimization, making families and communities stronger.”
ABOUT CRIME SURVIVORS FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE
Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is a national network of crime survivors, including nearly 4,000 members across Michigan, joining together to create healing communities and shape public safety policy. With over 90,000 members and growing, including chapters and leaders across the country, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is building a movement to promote public safety policies that help the people and communities most harmed by violence. The organization is a flagship project of Alliance for Safety and Justice. For more information, visit: https://cssj.org/.
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