Community Programs in the School of Social WorkTitle: Violence Intervention Program
Description: The Violence Intervention Program is made possible by a grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. The program identifies repeat victims of violence who are also involved with the Maryland Office of Parole and Probation. The goal of the program is to implement a culturally relevant hospital-based intervention program for adult survivors of violent trauma that will reduce violence recidivism, reduce crime, provide community links for a lifetime of intervention and gain a better understanding of factors associated with victimization. Participants are assisted with substance abuse treatment and counseling, employment training, conflict resolution, mentoring , continuing education classes and responsible fatherhood skills training.
The "Better My World" website features free downloads of two hip-hop violence prevention music videos performed by DK aka Wayne Watts and 5th L performing artists, David Ross and Femi Lawal. The site also features Baltimore teens with personal videos to share, as well as violence prevention ringtone downloads. Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and New Era Academy appear in the videos.
Paul D. Stolley, MD - Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Carnell Cooper, MD - UMMS - Shock Trauma Center
Services Provided: Addictions,Behavioral intervention,Parenting services
Services Provided Other: Crime reduction, violence reduction,mentoring, conflict resolution, fatherhood skills
Client type: Teenagers,Adults
Physical Location: On Campus
School System Served:
Service Location: 110 S. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD
Program Timeframe: Continuous