NY Lawmakers Seek To Create A “Predictable Funding Stream” For Anti-Violence Programs

by David Cruz, The Gothamist
February 20, 2021

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Cure Violence programs in New York City have become a staple during the de Blasio administration over the years, receiving $34 million in allocations while expanding into 17 precincts in high-crime neighborhoods. A study by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2020 found that the drop in shootings over the years coincided with increased use of Cure Violence programs across the city. The state’s bill sponsors find that the funding resources for anti-violence program can fluctuate yearly, limiting a program’s “ability to plan for long-term solutions while forcing them to compete with each other for shrinking resources,” according to the bill’s Senate version.

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