The Violence Prevention Program is determined to reduce the frequency and the severity of recidivism for violent injury and criminal activity among persons living in and around Baltimore City. Committed to Dr. King's vision of "The Beloved Community," our services focus on the enhancement of personal strengths, conflict resolution and the development of community relationships.

The VPP includes several component services:

  • Violence Intervention Project (VIP): The nationally recognized and evidence, hospital-based violence intervention program.
  • VPP Educational Programs: The VPP offers two different educational programs tailored to the needs of our Baltimore City youth with strong focus surrounding decision making and future goal setting.
  • The Bridge Program: a Domestic Violence Program to break the cycle of intimate partner violence.
  • Other donor-specific research projects.

Learn more in the Violence Prevention Program's fact sheet.

Contact Us

For additional information, please email us at or call 410-328-9833.

Violence Prevention at UMMC Campuses

If you or a coworker has been the victim of violence at UMMC Downtown or Midtown, please use these resources to find help:

Office Information

Violence Prevention Program at the Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
110 S. Paca Street, 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-328-9833
Fax: 410-328-0864

Press Inquiries

Office: 410-328-8919