When We Tell Our Stories

How survivors of color are most harmed and least helped by the public safety system
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What do survivors of color need after trauma?

This question was the heart of focus groups and one-on-one conversations where community-based, culturally specific organizations and partners in government agencies worked together to better understand the needs of survivors of color.

Participants’ experiences are as diverse as the people themselves, and their voices converged over shared themes of invisibility, strength, distress, resilience, unhealed trauma, and determination.