New ReCAST Chapter Begins

ReCAST Cycle I officially closed on September 29, 2023. Over the past five years, ReCAST has promoted trauma-informed care and resiliency strategies within the community to support youth violence prevention, racial equity, and access to services.

More details can be found on the ReCAST Cycle 1 Recap page. Alternatively, check out the video below which provides a quick summary of ReCAST activities from the past few years.

A new cycle of ReCAST grant funding was awarded to the Mecklenburg County Department of Public Health in December 2022 and will focus on expanding the collaboration between ReCAST and the Office of Violence Prevention.

Continue to visit the website for more updates about ReCAST Cycle II!

Register Today! “The Power of R” Series Now Open

Organizations within all sectors play a key role in promoting healthy communities. Join this free series to gain trauma-informed tools for your organization and learn skills necessary to become a champion for trauma-informed. Links to register are listed below!

Sept 26, 2023 | 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Module 1 – REALIZE: Expanding Trauma Awareness


OCT 31, 2023 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Module 2 – RECOGNIZE: Understanding the Deeper Impacts of Trauma


Nov 28, 2023 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Module 3 – RESPOND: Building a Toolbox for Trauma-Informed Champions


Jan 30, 2024 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Module 4 – RESIST RE-TRAUMATIZATION: Sustaining a Culture of Safety and Healing


Feb 29, 2024 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Module 5 – REFRAME: Building the Case for Trauma-Informed Champions

*More Details Coming Soon*

Congratulations to 2021 Charlottean of the Year Greg Jackson

Charlottean of the Year is awarded to individuals and organizations that are making meaningful changes in the community. ReCAST extends a huge congratulations to Greg Jackson, founder of the community organization Heal Charlotte and one of this year’s recipients!

Heal Charlotte and ReCAST have partnered together on numerous Stop the Violence CLT events aimed at bringing awareness to issues of violence, empowering youth, and engaging community residents in solutions for change. Past events have included:

Stop the Violence Day 2021 Kickoff
Stop the Violence Showcase
– Stop the Violence 3×3 Basketball Tournament (video coming soon)

Read more about Greg’s journey in Charlotte Magazine. Additional information about Heal Charlotte and the #StopTheViolenceCLT campaign can be found on their website and Instagram page.

Welcome to the Community Voices Blog!

The Community Voices blog is intended to create space for conversations about trauma and responses to trauma from a place of healing and safety. Check out the blog to learn more about how residents are promoting resiliency, self-care, and healing throughout the community.

If you would like to submit a piece for the blog, please complete the Submission Form located under the Community Voices tab.