Gun violence prevention programs in CNY get funding boost
Four Central New York gun violence prevention programs will receive funding from the state to support and expand their efforts.
State Sen. John Mannion announced a total of $50,000 will be shared among the organizations. The Center for Court Innovation will receive the largest award of $20,000. OGs Against Violence, Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility,and the Syracuse Mayor’s Office to Reduce Gun Violence will all be awarded $10,000.
The organizations said in a statement that they plan to use the money to offer more violence intervention trainings, support existing staff and expand youth programming opportunities.
The money comes from the Community Violence Intervention Act, a new grant program included in the 2022-2023 state budget.