The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program (CAP-VIP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program at the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center. CAP-VIP uses an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to care for survivors of violent injury with the aim of reducing violent recidivism.


CAP-VIP is developed and informed using data collected from the Violence Intervention Research Project, initiated in 2013 at the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center, which provides continuous data collection, analysis, and evaluation of violent injuries.

CAP-VIP Mission

The mission of the CAP-VIP is to reduce the likelihood of repeat violent injury (trauma recidivism) in patients from Prince George's County and the District of Columbia. CAP-VIP works closely with local government partners to support efforts in the prevention and intervention of violent injury. CAP-VIP acknowledges the structural conditions, including a history of criminal justice involvement, as significant predictors of repeat violent injury.

Therefore, we provide referrals for employment, educational training, housing, mental health, and legal assistance. CAP-VIP also assists with enrollment into healthcare resources and performs counseling and research in an effort to emphasize a patient-centered outcomes approach to empower our patients, their caregivers, and stakeholders towards achieving healthy and positive patient outcomes.


R. Sean Benoit, MD, MBA, FACS

Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., PhD

Kim Grady, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing, Emergency/Trauma Services

Dawn Moreland, BSN, RN
Program Manager

Kyle Fischer, MD MPH
Program, Policy & Technical Assistant Liaison

Anna Cleveland, MSW, LCSW-C
Clinical Counselor

Tracy Woods-Sam, MHA

Donica Thompson, BS
Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator

Che Bullock
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University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785

We offer individual and group counseling sessions that vary in date and time, however, the group sessions typically occur twice per month.