DOJ Award to HIPRC to Prevent Firearm Injury
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to implement a component of an innovative firearm injury prevention program. The award is part of $500,000 package from the the DOJ for an innovative program aiming to reduce gun violence in Seattle. HIPRC will utilize the funds to help gunshot victims prevent future firearm-related injuries.
“Our communal sense of safety has been shaken by recent national and local episodes of gun violence,” said UW Medicine’s Dr. Monica Vavilala, director, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. “Most firearm violence is preventable and the grant funding will allow us to address key causes of gun violence and lay the groundwork for developing programs that work to reduce firearm related injuries.”
The news of the grant was featured on KUOW News & Information and the Seattle Times.