Helping Those Who Witness Violence

Find your inner power by helping others

Essentials of the ride along

Formal Classroom Instruction

Mock exercises

Evaluation and assessment

Completion of ride along

It is the mission of this ministry to reach the youth whose lives may be bleak or uncertain; who feel unwanted, unloved, neglected, rejected, or just wants to feel good about him/herself.

After a violent event, peope often try hard to forget.  But for many, including children, forgetting doesn't work.  Instead they can show their distress in behaviors that cause problems for themselves and he adults around them.

A Partnership Between The Baltimore Police Department and Communities in Baltimore City


Meet Our Team

Our Mission

What can you expect?


for peace

Those who witness violence or are exposed to trauma can reach in many different ways.  Violence can have a negative effect on a child's sense of confidence and self-esteem.  Seeing frightening or distressing events can take away a person's basic sense of security.  This can change the way children and adults feel about themselves and the world around them.  Understanding what your feelings are is the first step in helping you and other members of your community to recover from the harmful effects of violence.

Apostle Clarence Hooper

Deputy Chief

The Baltimore Trauma Response Team

Basic Training Components



For some, going over the events with others they can trust can help them feel less alone. Giving them time to ask questions and talk about their concerns can be very helpful. For some children, talking about what happened may be difficult.

They may show their distress in other ways. Recognizing the many different reactions can be important in helping you, your child and others to recover.


our youth

Art Chambers

Certified Trauma Specialist


those in need

Sis. Linda D. Clark

Chief Operating Officer