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Crime Victim Survivors: The Power of the Personal Story - Episode 3: Unique Patterson

In this podcast, we hear from Unique Patterson who discusses his experience as a gun violence survivor who suffered paralysis from the victimization. Joining Unique on the podcast is Dr. Liza Chowdury, Director of the Paterson Healing Collective, a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP). Staff of the Paterson Healing Collective connected with Unique while he was in the hospital, recovering from his injuries. In addition to receiving supportive services, Unique also received financial assistance from the state compensation program. This episode will explore the ups and downs of Unique’s recovery, as well as the benefits and limitations of the service providers he encountered.

Date Published: October 4, 2022