To expand and evaluate trauma center-based violent injury recidivism prevention program

Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation

Location(s): United States


For every homicide, an additional 100 people are violently injured in the United States. An estimate of the long term costs of violent injury is $264 billion yearly. Our level I trauma center's violence prevention program (VPP) is designed to reduce our preprogram injury recidivism rate of 36.6%. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the VPP recidivism rate and conduct a cost-analysis comparing VPP programmatic cost to cost associated with treating interpersonal violent injury. We hypothesize that the VPP reduces recidivism and provides cost-savings in public dollars.