She was bleeding from a stab wound. A congressional staffer intervened

The Violence Intervention Program at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center counsels victims of violence and links them to needed social services to try to keep them safe from future injury. Such hospital-based trauma care is rooted in the reality that many people are repeat victims of violence, and that mental health care, jobs, and other assistance can help some find greater safety. One advocate for federally funded expansion of such programs saw firsthand how this evidence-based strategy still faces daunting obstacles to its wider adoption.

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