Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $497,000)
The purpose of the R Adams Cowley Violence Prevention Program (VPP) is to reduce the rate and recidivism of violent interpersonal injury to participants by providing psychosocial assessments and brief clinical interventions to patients admitted to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma after a violent interpersonal injury of either a gunshot wound or a stab wound. Patients will be provided with up to 30 days of ongoing case management including social work and legal support. Furthermore, the VPP will gather data on the root causes of interpersonal violence that results in an admission to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in order to provide an evidence-based violence intervention model and information about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based violence intervention programs. The R Adams Cowley Violence Prevention Program will provide services to patients admitted to the Shock Trauma Center who either live in Baltimore City or sustained a gunshot or stab wound in Baltimore City. Expected outcomes include a decrease in rate and recidivism of violent injury and a reproducible evidence-based intervention. The program will cover 24 months.
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