Sacramento Violence Intervention Program (SVIP)

The Sacramento Violence Intervention Program (SVIP) is a peer violence intervention program serving the greater Sacramento region. Its goal is to support violently injured youth ages 14 to 26 while reducing their chances for re-injury and recidivism.

With the support of our program partner, Kaiser South Sacramento, SVIP has expanded to work in school settings with schools and youth who are at risk for getting involved in violence and/or on probation for violence.

SVIP trains and employs young adults from the community who have overcome violence in their own lives. SVIP staff members have grown up in communities similar to those of the program participants and understand the conditions their clients and their families face every day. Staff serve as case managers and mentors, working closely with youth and their families to assist them in leading a successful life without violence. These “intervention specialists” promote positive alternatives to violence and coordinate wrap-around services for youth and their families by providing information, referrals, and intensive follow-up services for up to one year.

The program is seamlessly integrated into Kaiser Trauma Center operations, and meets clients when they are inpatients at the hospital. SVIP then works in close collaboration with other programs of WellSpace Health and makes referrals to community resources such as social workers, county mental health providers, probation officers, school administrators and other community-based organizations.

For questions about the SVIP program, contact DeAngelo Mack at (916) 201-0171.