Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (CVPR) facilitates a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing multiple forms of violence experienced in people's lives. Established in 1997, the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery's mission is:
To train healthcare providers to identify and respond to patients who are experiencing or have previously experienced violence in their lives.
To improve the connection between health care providers and community agencies that provide violence prevention and recovery services.
Our programs are described in more detail below.
Safe Transitions: Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Established in 1994, the Safe Transitions Program supports individuals experiencing threatening, coercive, and abusive relationships. Our services may be helpful to you if: you are experiencing abuse; you want to learn more about domestic violence; you are a provider seeking consultation; or you would like our staff to conduct a training session for your department or organization. For more information about domestic violence and how we can help you, visit our Domestic Violence web page.
Rape Crisis Intervention Program
Founded in 1974, the Rape Crisis Intervention Program was one of the first hospital-based rape crisis centers in the country. We provide services for survivors of sexual assault, their families, and friends. We also offer consultation to community organizations and public education. For more information about sexual assault and how we can help, visit our Sexual Assault web page.
Community Violence Intervention Program
The center offers a range of counseling and advocacy services for those who have been a victim of or witness to community violence, including those who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to homicide. For more information about community violence and how we can help, visit our Community Violence web page.
The Advocate Education and Support Project
The Advocate Education and Support Project is an educational and discussion series created specifically for advocates and supervisors working with victims of crime and violence. This project is an acknowledgment of the important task undertaken by advocates working with a very seriously traumatized population. We have come to understand that through their work, advocates are vulnerable to developing "secondary traumatic stress" a group of symptoms mirroring those of the crime victims, affecting their health and morale. For more information about the Advocate Education and Support Project, click here.