Project Ujima works to stop the cycle of violent crimes through crisis intervention and case management, social and emotional support, youth development and mentoring, mental health, and medical services.

The adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital is home to Milwaukee’s first hospital-based violence interruption program, providing medical support for 414LIFE — a City of Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention initiative. The Trauma Center, along with other experts from the Emergency Department and Froedtert Hospital, leads efforts for other health systems to develop hospital-based violence interruption programs, creating a network of medical support.

BTG is a program that focuses on Richmond area youth, who have been admitted to VCU Health for intentional injuries such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and assaults. The goal is reducing the rate of re-injury, and subsequent health care demands and costs often associated with violent injuries, by providing youth and their families with the services required to break the cycle of violence.

Rx for Change, Regional One Health’s Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP), was started in August of 2013 in collaboration with Mayor A.C. Wharton’s “Memphis Gun Down.”
Staff Interventionists engage with patients between the ages of 14-40 who live in the Memphis/Shelby County area who present to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center as a result of gun-shot wound (GSW), knife stab wound (KSW) and assaults.

The MUSC Health Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program (TTVIP) violence intervention patient advocates provide care and wrap around services to violently injured patients treated at MUSC Health. This program is based on a public health model that recognizes the complex interpersonal, social, economic, and environmental root causes of violence.

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was established in 2012 to go beyond healing physical wounds in the Emergency Department (ED) and bring a public health and trauma-informed care approach to treating assault-injured youth.

Healing Hurt People (HHP) is a hospital and community-linked violence intervention program that provides an integrated care model of trauma focused healing services (evidence-based therapy, supportive case management, and peer services) to survivors of violent injury (stabbings, shootings, and assaults) or witnesses to such violence between the ages of 8 and 35.

The Antifragility Initiative (AI) is a holistic, person-centered pediatric Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) serving youths and families in the greater Cleveland area.

The Rochester Youth Violence Partnership (RYVP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program that targets trauma victims under the age of 18 when they present for medical care following a knife or gun injury.

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) youth-serving organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through advocacy, peer leadership, community mobilization, and social justice. KAVI operates youth violence interventions programs in Central Brooklyn. Our programs take place in schools and hospital-based settings.