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Benefits of a Hospital-Based Peer Intervention Program for Violently Injured Youth

2007 | View Website

An evaluation was undertaken to determine if a hospital-based, peer intervention program, “Caught in the Crossfire,” reduces the risk of criminal justice involvement, decreases hospitalizations from traumatic reinjury, diminishes death from intentional violent trauma, and is cost effective. Findings show that this program reduces the risk of criminal justice system involvement, is more effective with younger patients, and is cost effective, although determining effect on re-injury and death will require a larger sample size and longer follow-up.