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The Baltimore City Health Department has won a $500,000 grant that it will use to create a violence intervention program at hospitals.

The first program will be set up at Johns Hopkins Hospital and will use hospital responders to reduce violence-related injury re-admissions by resolving conflicts immediately. It extends the city's Safe Streets program.

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The award from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention was announced during the city Healthy Baltimore 2020 conference Thursday.

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