Tattoo Removal

Crossroads started providing HBVI (Hospital-Based Violence Intervention) services out of St. Francis Medical Center in 1998. The original goal was to address the significantly high volume of trauma patients arriving to the medical center who were victims of violent crime, particularly gang violence. The program’s specific approach involved direct intervention into the lives of gang-affiliated trauma patients by providing them with rehabilitative services that would ultimately enable them to disassociate from violent groups and change their lives. 

HBVI services include: case management, legal advocacy, anger management counseling, tattoo removal, mentoring, employment development, job placement, and individual and group counseling

St. Francis Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center
Currently, Crossroads is the only organization actively providing HBVI in Los Angeles County hospitals. In addition to St. Francis, Crossroads recently expanded services to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; a Level I Trauma Center in Torrance; and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, a facility that specializes in treating patients with spinal cord injuries as a result of gun violence. 

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