Overview of the Wraparound Project

Many violently injured youth and young adults are not provided "reentry" opportunities in a like manner to the criminal justice system although a multitude of violently injured have also committed violent crime. Physical rehabilitation is provided in the aftermath of injury, however, providing services to reduce or eliminate risk factors associated with violent injury are not traditionally offered upon hospital discharge.

The Wraparound Project serves as a vital point of entry, provides mentorship and links clients to essential risk-reduction resources in order to reduce injury recidivism and criminal recidivism in the most vulnerable citizens in the City of San Francisco.The philosophy of Wraparound is based on three critical components. First, we believe that the Public Health Model for injury prevention succeeds based on evidence that addressing root causes and risk factors of violence can prevent future injury and incarceration. Second, health communication in this country is marred by cultural incompetence. Our Case Managers exist to undue this health care flaw by providing solid understanding and the capacity to establish trust between client and the Case Manager. Lastly, we believe that when a major event like trauma occurs, it provides a golden window, a teachable moment in which someone is more likely to participate in changes in order to secure health and welfare for the future.

Wraparound Case Managers see victims of interpersonal/youth violence from 10-30 years of age while they are recovering from physical injury. They make an assessment and enroll patients they deem high risk for repeat injury and/or incarceration based on the presence or absence of risk factors.

The following is a list of services and risk reduction resources that are provided in concert with Wraparound intensive case management and facilitated by the Case Managers:

  1. Crisis response services along with the City's Crisis Response Network and crisis home visits
  2. Vocational training programs via Goodwill, Glide, trucking academies, Job Core Employment opportunities throughout the region.
  3. Tattoo removal services via community partners such as Carecen. 
  4. After school programs-San Francisco Department of Parks and Recreation.
  5. Mental health services for victim and family.
  6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Trauma Recovery Center .
  7. Completion of education and improved performance through school advocacy and placement and facilitate referrals to the city's General Education Degree resources.
  8. Assistance in obtaining a Driver License, temporary disability, and victim services.

Go to Community Resources for weblinks to these agencies.