Violence Prevention Programs

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.

  • The Bridge Program: a Domestic Violence Program to break the cycle of intimate partner violence.
  • VPP Educational Programs: The VPP offers two different educational programs tailored tot he needs of our Baltimore City youth with strong focus surrounding decision making and future goal setting.
  • Other donor-specific research projects.


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

Team Members

  • Carnell Cooper, MD
    Team Leader
    Office: 410-328-9833 / 301-618-2160
  • Tara Reed Carlson, RN, MS
    Business Development Manager 
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center 
    Office: 410-328-7347 Cell: 443-462-8849
  • Erin Walton, MSW, LCSW-C
    Clinical Supervisor, Violence Prevention Program
    Office: 410-328-6078 Cell: 443-681-0209
  • Ann Myers, RN
    Intimate Partner Violence Program Coordinator
    Office: 410-328-7197
  • David Ross
    Violence Intervention Program Case Manager
    Office: 410-328-9833
  • Leonard Spain
    Violence Intervention Program Case Manager
    Office: 410-328-9833

Press Inquiries

Office: 410-328-8919

For additional information please email or call 410-328-2035.