Emergency and Trauma Care

Hospital Violence Intervention Program

Hand-in-Hand is Riverside’s multidisciplinary hospital-based violence intervention program that combines efforts of hospital staff with community partners to provide advocacy, support, safety planning, case management, and trauma-informed care to violently injured patients and their family. Our mission is to partner, Hand in Hand, with the victims of intentional violence by fostering healthy communities, promoting safety, and empowering individuals to make positive changes to their lives in alliance with the Riverside mission of caring for others as we would care for those we love. If you like to learn more about what is trauma, click here

The road to recovery can be challenging but we are here to help you every step of the way. Services are always confidential. Our goal is to intervene with patients who are at a greater risk of repeat violent injury and link them with hospital and community resources to promote healing and well-being. Our program team directly serves those who have experienced intentional violence and/or their family or support systems. Our Hand-in-Hand team members connect with you and your support system to provide ongoing wraparound services to help make desired changes to minimize risk factors of violence and promote positive alternatives to violence to help resolve trauma and improve the lives of those we serve.

Program services include but are not limited to:

  • Navigating the healthcare system and criminal justice process
  • Connecting to mental health services and creating a safety plan
  • Setting personal goals and an individual service plan
  • Coordinating follow up medical appointments
  • Assisting with Virginia Victim’s Fund application
  • Referrals to additional community resources

For more information, please contact the Hand-in-Hand program coordinator directly at 757-612-7215 or by email at [email protected]

Our Team

January F Serda 

January F. Serda, MS

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program Coordinator


Tavares Terrell 

Tavares Terrell

Psych Tech & Clinical Violence Intervention Specialist

Laura Felicia Wilson 

Laura Felicia Wilson

Psych Tech & Clinical Violence Intervention Specialist