Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW

Laura Vega - CIRP
Violence Prevention Supervisor

Over the past 15 years, Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW has worked extensively with high-risk youth in a variety of youth and family-service settings. She has worked in child welfare agencies, behavioral health, community outreach, and hospital-based social work. She currently serves as the Violence Intervention Supervisor for the CHOP Violence Intervention Program. Dr. Vega has extensive training in trauma-informed practice, which infuses her work and is trained in the Sanctuary Model. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). She also serves as a member of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress National Committee.

Dr. Vega has received her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) at The University of Pennsylvania and Master of Social Work from Marywood University. She can be reached at