#014 Precious Lives: Violence Intervention Starts in the ER
When kids get shot in Milwaukee, they go to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A sea of things meet them when they arrive... nurses drawing blood, doctors getting ready for surgery, frantic family members. Adding to the tension, the perpetrator might still be on the loose, so the cops are there too. And then there’s Jermaine.
Jermaine Belcher works for Project Ujima, a children’s hospital violence intervention program. It started when a nurse kept treating the same kid for violent injuries. After three or four trips the kid stopped coming back because he had died on the street.
Jermaine is breaking the cycle of violence in Milwaukee one kid at a time.