The Martinsburg Initiative

  • What is the Martinsburg Initiative?

    The Martinsburg Initiative (TMI) is an innovative and holistic police-school-community partnership. The program focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to create a trauma informed community working to build resilience in children so they are less likely to succumb to scientific research predictions.

    Partnership between Berkeley County Schools, Martinsburg Police Department, Shepherd University and community organizations including The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, and the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

    Grant obtained through Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) through The University of Baltimore received by Berkeley County Schools.


  • Advocate for children with high ACE scores.

    Coordinate with community agencies, city schools and families to connect individuals with the services they need to succeed.

    Educate our community about the ACE study and the impact trauma has on our public health and education systems.

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