The VOICE (Violence Outreach, Intervention, Community Engagement) program provides vital resources to victims of violent crime ages 18-40 to help prevent re-injury and jail time and assist with recovery. This voluntary case management program provides wrap-around services and connects participants to needed medical, clinical and community social service programs.

Participants can receive financial incentives for their progress as they work through four phases with a social work/intervention team:

  • Crisis Intervention: Introduction of intervention team, roles, needs assessment and consent
  • Stabilization: Connect with client post-discharge, identify life plan and goals, and introduce incentives
  • Action: Develop self-reliance, identify strengths following the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) model, and address any barriers
  • Self Sufficiency: Apply CBT model, address barriers, and show consistency with the life plan

Through each phase, participants and their families are connected to resources and support that meet their individual needs, including:

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Medical Care
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Mentoring and Case Management
  • Victim Assistance


  • COTA
  • Columbus Public Health Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Impact
  • Grant Hospital Trauma Clinic
  • OSU Starr
  • Southeast Mental Health
  • Lighthouse Services
  • Ohio Attorney General
  • Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services


By the Numbers

  • 41: Referrals (March 2021-March 2022)
  • 23: Active participants (March 2022)
  • 29: Average age of enrolled clients


Thad Alexander, 614-400-0771
Jessica Jessberger, 614-645-6831