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Rochester Youth Violence Partnership

We believe youth violence is a community health problem that requires a community solution. The Rochester Youth Violence Partnership (RYVP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program that targets trauma victims under the age of 18 when they present for medical care following a knife or gun injury. Established in 2006, the RYVP is a partnership headed by the Medical Center’s regional trauma center and supported by 28 local nonprofit, government, and service-based organizations. The hospital serves as the “first responder” by recognizing the problem, identifying at-risk patients, and treating injuries. Once the patient is stabilized and the psycho-social issues identified, a coordinated series of law-enforcement and community partner-led interventions occur to help reduce violence in this vulnerable population.

The RYVP was Honored Nationally.

Project T.I.P.S.

T.I.P.S. stands for Trust, Information, Programs, and Services. Our goal is to encourage the exchange of information through community outreach and neighborhood events.

Community Outreach: Members from the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, Project Exile, PAVE, Pathways to Peace, RIse Up Rochester, local law enforcement, community organizations and Kessler Trauma Center will be visiting door-to-door in neighborhoods to build relationships between citizens and services.

For more information, please contact the Trauma Program