Pivot to Peace: A Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Collaborative Evaluation Design

Session Number: 2881
Track: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation
Session Type: Poster
Tags: collaborative evaluation
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Trinidad Jackson [Senior Research Associate - University of Louisville]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Ryan Combs
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Monica Wendel
Time: Oct 26, 2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Room: Poster 38

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract: 

Pivot to Peace is a hospital-based violence intervention program that serves patients ages 18-34 who are treated for gunshot/stab wounds at University of Louisville Hospital. Participants reside in one of nine high violence/crime West Louisville neighborhoods. An emergency room community health worker recruits participants at point of service, and thereafter, PeaceEd (community-based organization) facilitates connections to social services and conflict resolution training.

Evaluation design and metrics of success were determined using stakeholder involvement approaches; outcome indicators are assessed by triangulating primary and secondary quantitative and qualitative data sources either identified, or created by the collaborative members and evaluators. A quasi-experimental evaluation design is used to compare intervention group outcomes to comparison group outcomes; the comparison group is comprised of residents from a Louisville neighborhood containing comparable levels of crime, and other stress-inducing conditions. Key outcome indicators for participants include increased prosocial beliefs/behaviors, and the status of education, employment, and health.