Mazzeo and Armato Applaud AtlantiCare Grant to Support Violence Intervention Initiative

Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato (both D-Atlantic) released the following joint statement on AtlantiCare health system being selected to receive funding under the Victims of Crime Act to support its violence intervention programs:

A victim of violence is often in need of so much more besides care for their physical injuries. Violence intervention programs, such as the one at AtlantiCare, take a trauma-informed approach to care in order to assess a victim’s mental, social and physical needs. No one wants to see someone discharged from the hospital only to fall victim once again, and need to be readmitted with similar injuries. We are hopeful that having an initiative like this in Atlantic County will reach those in need, and we look forward to seeing it grow and thrive with the help of this grant funding.”