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An innovative approach to violence prevention in Philly

By Jonathan Purtle, Philadelphia Inquirer | February 8, 2012

Stoneleigh Fellow Ted Corbin and his Healing Hurt People program is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Healing Hurt People (HHP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program in Philadelphia designed to break cycles of violence by reaching victims (and potential perpetrators) of violence at a critical moment in their lives: right after someone has tried to kill them. Since 2008, HHP—a program of Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice—has acknowledged this reality and engaged clients in a trauma-informed process to prevent re-injury and retaliation. As Theodore Corbin, MD, HHP’s director, often says: “Our young people are dying and we can stop it.”

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