New Publication: Hospital-based Program for Violence Prevention

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Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence

Across the country, members of National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs have stopped simply treating victims of violence with the lingering expectation that retaliation and re-injury are inevitable. We have instead begun engaging patients in targeted services during their recovery to interrupt the cycle of violence.  In 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime recommended that “hospital-based counseling and prevention programs be established in medical facilities that provide services to gang violence victims.”   This replication guide supports the development of these programs in medical facilities across the country.

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