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Assessment Center Spotlight - Miami-Dade’s Hospital-based Violence Intervention Initiative
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Miami-Dade’s Hospital-based Violence Intervention Initiative

Hospital Violence Intervention programs (HVIPs) are recognized as effective Community Violence Intervention Strategies (CVI) by federal and state organizations. HVIPs are multidisciplinary programs that combine the efforts of medical staff with trusted community-based partners to provide safety planning, services, and trauma-informed care to violently injured people. Hear how the Miami-dade’s Juvenile Assessment Center has partnered with community-based organizations, a level 1 trauma hospital, and law enforcement to identify and respond to victims of violence in an effort reduce future violence. Panelist Include:

Director Cathy Burgos - Director of Miami-Dade Juvenile Services
Wayne Rawlins - President of Ummah Futures International,
Charona Lott - Juvenile Justice Program Director of Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department
Zuleika Toribio- Hospital-based Violence Intervention Supervisor
Shavanda Ferguson - Hospital-based Violence Intervention Supervisor
Charlene McKensize - Jackson Health System (Ryder Trauma Center) Hospital-based Violence Intervention Data Coordinator
Stephanie Daniels - Miami-Dade Police Department, Deputy Director