We strive to increase public awareness; lobby for change; and support, advocate and empower healthcare providers.”
Stop Healthcare Violence provides education and outreach about healthcare violence, assistance and guidance in the process of filing criminal charges, and lobbying efforts for legislative change and support.
Contact Stop Healthcare Violence for guidance, support, consultation or speaking engagement
Education and Outreach
In the form of individual or group consultations, speaking engagements and presentations. We will meet with you, your organization, or your group to discuss healthcare violence, and we will also conduct presentations on the topic.
Assistance and Guidance in the Process of Filing Criminal Charges
Reporting and filing criminal charges is a crucial element in decreasing the epidemic of healthcare violence.
We provide assistance and guidance to assault victims in the process of reporting and filing criminal charges. These services include:
- Documenting and reporting the incident – a critical element of addressing healthcare violence
- The legal process: What to expect
- Filing criminal charges
Lobbying for Legislative Change
We lobby tirelessly toward instituting comprehensive healthcare violence prevention laws, and stiffening penalties for those convicted. Stiffer penalties are critical to curbing this epidemic, and since early 2015 we have been working with Massachusetts State Legislators in passing House Bill #1164, which would increase penalties for healthcare assaults from a misdemeanor to a felony.