To improve relations with the communities they serve.

Training justice professionals to manage the effects of stress and improve community relations with culturally responsive, evidence-based techniques.

Working in the justice system is tougher than ever before.

To protect, serve, and foster rehabilitation demands more than the current justice system can provide. The outdated policies and protocols leave justice professionals and the communities under their care struggling to get the support they need.

We believe that wellbeing is a right, not a privilege.

After two decades of programming forged on the frontlines of the justice system we developed the Just Minds and Keep It Real programs to offer practical tools and techniques for building resilience and strengthening mental health for greater well-being.

Justice System Trainings

Just Minds

This program offers professional training for correctional officers, law enforcement, probation officers, and court professionals. We know that transformation happens from the inside out. In our 5-week course, we combine self-awareness with real-world implementation of mindfulness-based communication tools.
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By developing personal insights hand in hand with professional skill sets, participants learn to combat the effects of toxic stress, improve community relationships, and build a culture of trust and reconciliation.

Keep it Real

This is a comprehensive training program designed to address the trauma of young people and Juvenile Institutional Officers (JIO) involved in the justice system through mindfulness. Honed over 20 years of direct service working with youth in juvenile detention facilities and minimum-security camps, we provide tangible skills to prevent retriggering and cultivate healing.
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Our culturally responsive approach examines the intergenerational, historical, systemic, and environmental forms of trauma impacting adolescents and justice professionals on a daily basis. We utilize the frameworks of developmental trauma disorder (DTD), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to understand the root causes and coach participants through practical, mindfulness-based techniques to respond with resilience. We deliver the program on-site with the option for virtual training to best meet your organization’s needs.
Strengthen Team Morale

Enhance team communication and collaboration to address the unique challenges that result from operating in a high-stress environment

Build Mental Fitness

Techniques to recognize and respond to triggers of burnout, stress, and anxiety in highly-charged, volatile work environments.

Support Community Safety

Increase public health and safety with mindfulness-based de-escalation and conflict resolution tactics rooted in compassion and cultural awareness.

How Do I Get Started?
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Tell us why you want to work with Mind Body Awareness Project.

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Create training plan

We’ll work with you to create a training system that fits your needs

  • A five-week, comprehensive mindfulness training program designed to address burnout and toxic stress.
  • Research-backed methodology to create lasting behavioral change and emotional resilience.
  • Proven method of improving community relations through compassion-based communication.
  • Culturally-responsive, trauma-informed framework for serving local communities.
  • Community learning approach
  • One-on-one coaching with MBA’s experts
  • Certification credential
The EvidencE
JusticE LEADERS who complete mindfulness-based training report:
Reductions in depression, anxiety, and perceived stress
Feeling more equipped to meet workplace demands
Increase in emotional wellbeing and happiness
Less burnout, anger, and fatigue
Fewer difficulties sleeping

The solution to local policing is in reconnecting with all our communities about how we can keep each other safe, and what services are required in order to achieve that. What MBA launched in our jail, in the housing unit, and in the pods, is the same process that’s required within our industry and in our communities to heal the divisions that exist and make the connections necessary moving forward.

—Capt. Martin Neideffer, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department

MBA’s mindfulness training was useful to the staff  from a personal care standpoint and from an interaction standpoint with their peers and inmate population.

—Capt. Martin Neideffer, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department

[Mindfulness] is a skillset that some clients and clinicians aren’t taught. The work MBA did helped support my staff (of clinicians) in gaining some of those skills in their work. It grounded them and reinforced why we do the work we do.

—Kelly Glossup LCSW, Manager, Youth and Family Services, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office