Start a Violence Intervention Program in your Hospital

The Network would love to help you get started! You can contact us directly or visit the online the Training and Technical Assistance page operated by Youth ALIVE! for more resources.

If you are just starting out, we recommend reading Key Components of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Handbook. The handbook covers the basic of how to:

• Secure Hospital Buy-in

• Select Target Population

• Establish Goals and Objectives

• Streamline Referral Process

• Determine Structure of Service Provision

• Engage Resource Networks

• Make Informed Direct Service Staff Hiring Decisions

• Support Direct Service Staff through Training and Supervision

• Conduct Effective Evaluations

• Set Funding Goals for Sustainability

Download the complete Handbook here.