Ted Corbin & Healing Hurt People Receive Professional Innovation in Victim Services Award
On Friday, April 7th, Ted Corbin and Healing Hurt People received the Professional Innovation in Victim Services Award from the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime. Since 2007, their program has gone above and beyond to provide extraordinary services to victims of gun violence.
HHP addresses the physical, emotional and social needs of young people once they are released from the hospital and resume their lives in the communities where they were injured. The ultimate goal of the program is to intervene in the cycle of violence that can trap these youth, particularly young men of color. To meet these goals, HHP’s model includes three main program components:
- Assessment in the Emergency Department. Before discharge, a master’s-level social worker verifies that the client has a safe place to go, offers referral services, and advises the client about likely traumatic-stress symptoms.
- Intensive Case Management in the Community. A trained outreach worker follows up through phone calls and home visits and provides ongoing case management services to facilitate clients’ access to medical care, housing, education, employment and legal help.
- Ongoing Mentoring & Structured Peer Support. Clients participate in one-on-one mentoring and in evidence-based, psychoeducational peer support groups to discuss the trauma they have experienced and generate momentum toward change.