Workplace violence has gained recognition as a distinct category of violent crime

Who we Are

Stop Healthcare Violence was originally founded in 2009 by three nursing professionals who worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for many years.

All three had been assaulted.

All three had watched co-workers be subject to assault as well.

They felt it was time to stop the violence against healthcare workers. More...

An act of aggression

Workplace violence is an act of aggression
directed toward persons at work or on duty and ranges from offensive or threatening language to homicide. More...

What is Workplace Violence?

"Workplace violence is an act of aggression directed toward persons at work or on duty and ranges from offensive or threatening language to homicide. Workplace violence is commonly understood as any physical assault, emotional or verbal abuse, or threatening, harassing, or coercive behavior in the work setting that causes physical or emotional harm. -National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) More...

What Can Be Done?

Our organization is available to walk you through the process of filing criminal charges. Our guidance and direction include:

  • The Legal Process: What to Expect
  • Filing Criminal ChargesMore...