Penn Community Violence Prevention

Our dedicated team has one thing on their minds…

saving lives.

About Penn Community Violence Prevention (PCVP)

In line with the slogan of the Penn Injury Science Center, the Penn Community Violence Prevention (PCVP) team will provide a suite of trauma-informed violence interruption services to youth and young adults in West and Southwest Philadelphia, with the goal to stop it before it happens, fix it before it gets worse, and help individuals and communities live on to see the next chapter of Philadelphia without gun violence…

PCVP is the first program of its kind at Penn, in partnership with the first hospital-based violence intervention program at Penn (the Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program). Together they bring Penn into position to have a direct impact on the violence epidemic in Philadelphia. 

Meet the Team

Andre Ali Martin

Outreach Worker

“I want to make a difference in people’s lives, especially children. Muhammad Ali once said, service to others is the rent we pay on this Earth. That is what I strive to do, be of service to others.”

Khalif Mujahid-Ali

Outreach Worker

“It takes a village to raise a child so that the child can come back and raise a village…

Let’s start raising villages again.”

Elijah Tadlock

Outreach Worker

“I wanted to join this team to make a difference in my community. I feel I can really save lives here.”

Denise Johnson, MSW

Program Manager 

Sara Solomon, MPH, RD

Program Director