In order to improve the delivery of services and determine the effectiveness of our programs in reducing repeat violent injuries and criminal justice involvement, CAP-VP engages in continuous research, data collection, and analysis.

These studies have been funded by the College of Behavioral Social Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park, The Maryland Population Research Center, the Patients Program at the UMD School of Pharmacy, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) Several publications as the Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Urban Health, Preventative Medicine, Health & Justice, and Violence & Victims.


Gun violence is a national public health crisis. CAP-VIP is committed to addressing policies that can reduce gun violence in our local communities, state, and nation. In 2018, Governor Larry Hogan of the State of Maryland, signed a comprehensive gun violence prevention bill that will provide significant funding to reduce violence across the state of Maryland.