East Farmingdale, NY- New York State has set dedicated $13.6 million dollars to fight gun violence. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement yesterday and said the funds would not only help with prevention but also will aid victims, their families and the local community.
“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.”
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Photo: Office of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul