National Network

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National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs


Youth ALIVE!’s Caught in the Crossfire program was the first hospital-based violence intervention program in the country. In response to many requests from hospitals and agencies interested in this model, Youth ALIVE! established the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) to spread trauma-informed intervention from Oakland to urban communities around the world.

Engaging patients in the hospital, during their recovery, is a golden opportunity to change their lives and reduce retaliation and recidivism. Violence intervention programs are a powerful way to stop the revolving door of violent injury in our hospitals and communities.

Begun in 2009, NNHVIP has grown to include dozens of member programs from across the US, UK, Latin America and Canada. The NNHVIP brings together the best and most exciting programs to share knowledge, develop best practices, collaborate on research, affect policy change, and more. Learn more about NNHVIP.