Yesterday, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $13.6 million dollars will go towards fighting gun violence, aid victims and their families and communities while also increasing the state’s response to the ongoing public health crisis in areas that have experienced an increase in gun violence.
“This critical funding will boost the efforts of street outreach workers and social workers as they expand proven programs that interrupt and drive down gun violence and provide services and support to victims, families, loved ones and neighborhoods still healing from the trauma inflicted by shootings,” Governor Hochul said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Enough. We are going to pull together and devote everything we’ve got to put an end to this public health crisis so our communities can be safe for all New Yorkers.”
$9.1 million dollars will go to over 30 nonprofit organizations and hospitals to help deploy gun violence intervention through 2023, $2 million dollars will go to address the needs of victims, families and the communities affected by gun violence in Queens, NY, and $2.5 million dollars will go to fund the state’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention public awareness and data analysis work.