BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Top city officials in Baltimore will soon get training to help people who have experienced trauma.

Mayor Brandon Scott swore in the first members of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force Monday afternoon. The 29-member is charged with developing a citywide strategy for addressing and reducing trauma for people living in the city.

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Scott said identifying trauma is the first step to reducing violence.

Baltimore is the first major city to have this type of program.

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CBS Baltimore Staff