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.


  • The Martinsburg Initiative's mission is to prevent substance user disorders, build strong families, and empower the Martinsburg Community.

    Goal #1. Educate and train educators, police officers, healthcare workers and caregivers to prevent trauma and addiction in the Martinsburg Community. 
    Goal #2. Identify, risk stratify and offer interventions for students/families who are experiencing risk factors of trauma or substance misuse. 
    Goal #3. Mitigate negative consequences resulting from trauma or substance misuse 
    Goal #4. Evaluate and Report Performance 

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