Demand for Twin Cities hospital intervention program grows amid violent year

“You have to approach it with care, from a trauma-informed care lens and that’s saying, ‘We know something happened to you but there’s nothing wrong with you,’” said Jalilia Abdul-Brown, a senior violence prevention specialist. “Let us help you get back on your feet.”

“If the person doesn’t trust the person who’s treating them, then sometimes people leave [against medical advice],” said Kentral Galloway, the program manager. “When we come in, we start building a relationship with them.”