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.#2016Conference #Eval16 #collaborativeevaluation