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Crossroads started providing HBVI (Hospital-Based Violence Intervention) services out of St. Francis Medical Center in 1998. The goal is to address the significantly high volume of trauma patients arriving at the medical center who are victims of violent crime. The program’s specific approach involved direct intervention into the lives of trauma patients by providing them with rehabilitative services that would ultimately enable them to reintegrate themselves back into their community in a safe way.
HBVI services include: case management, legal advocacy, anger management counseling, tattoo removal, mentoring, employment development, job placement, and individual and group counseling.
St. Francis Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center
Currently, Crossroads is the only organization actively providing HBVI in Los Angeles County hospitals. In addition to St. Francis, Crossroads recently expanded services to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; a Level I Trauma Center in Torrance; and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, a facility that specializes in treating patients with spinal cord injuries as a result of gun violence.
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