BALTIMORE — On Thursday, Mayor Jack Young and Councilman Zeke Cohen extended the application deadline for the Trauma Informed Care Task Force from Friday, April 10, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020.
This is part of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act which was implemented earlier this year, but their work doesn't just happen within city limits.
The Task Force will create a multi-year strategy that will align city policies with trauma informed care best practices. It will also oversee the implementation of the plan and coordinate training of city employees.
“In this challenging time for Baltimore City, the work to reduce the impact of trauma on our communities is more vital than ever. For that reason, we are committed to moving forward with building out and appointing members to the Trauma Informed Task Force,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “I ask that everyone encourage the engaged community members they know to put their hat in the ring to serve on the task force and help lead the critical work of healing our city.”