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District of Columbia Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program

The District of Columbia’s Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) provides services to individuals, and their families, who have experienced a life-threatening intentional injury. The DC HVIP partners engage with victims and their families while they are in the hospital recovering to create a support system that can lead to long-term change. HVIP staff connect program participants with government and community-based services to promote healing, reduce revictimization, and prevent future violence.

Participating Hospitals 
The Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) has awarded grant funding to provide hospital-based violence intervention services at five area hospitals:
•    Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC)
•    Howard University Hospital (HUH)
•    George Washington University Hospital (GWUH)
•    United Medical Center (UMC)
•    UMD Prince George's Hospital Center (UMDPGHC) 

OVSJG awarded over $1.2 million in FY18 and over $1.4 million in FY19 in support of the HVIP.

Victims Served 
OVSJG collects quarterly data from grantees on victims served. Victims receive an array of services based on the individual needs of the victim, including crisis intervention services; case management; and referrals and linkages to other supportive services, including mental health services, job training and employment services, and pro-social activities and support.  
 

  Victims Engaged
Victims who
Accepted Services
October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 79 56
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018 196 183
April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 139 85
July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018 79 67
October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018  107 75
January 1, 2019- March 31, 2019 182 129
April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 332 215

To learn more about Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs, see Overview of HVIP.

DC HVIP One-Pager

Supporting Male Survivors of Violence - Brief Two 

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