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Lifelong Resilience: Building a Sustainable Career in Criminal Justice

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“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to walk through water without getting wet.” — Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen.

The work we do in criminal justice takes a toll on us. It affects our mental and physical health, our relationships, even our life expectancy. If we want to build a life where we can continue to do this work effectively while preserving our health and relationships, we have to make some decisions about how we approach our careers and our time. In this session, the Justice Clearinghouse will discuss the life shifts we need to consider to build a sustainable career, including boundary setting, creating a community of support, and recognizing our warning signs. Building a thriving life and career doesn’t just happen; we make it happen through the choices we make every day. Let’s start today.

Date Created: December 20, 2023