Drexel University, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University CNVSJ logoFounded in 2008, the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health works to promote health, nonviolence and social justice through trauma informed practice, research, professional development, and advocacy for policy change. Projects Healing Hurt People and Community Health Worker Peer Training Academy currently serve African American boys and young men in a hospital and community settings through home visits, group sessions, case management, and trauma-specific therapies focused on healing the physical and psychological wounds of trauma among young people who are injured by violence.

Under the Empowerment Projects initiative, Drexel University proposes to strengthen their culturally-based healing practices and storytelling programs. The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice’s Healing Hurt People program addresses trauma among victims of acute crime to help young people of color thrive in North and West Philadelphia.

Grant award: $449,544

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