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    Gov. Hochul, Mayor Adams outline Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Blueprint

    Monday, July 31, 2023 3:34PM

    ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream

    CIVIC CENTER, Manhattan (WABC) — Mayor Eric Adams was joined by city officials to unveil the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Blueprint on Monday morning.

    Adams was joined by Governor Kathy Hochul and police officials to discuss their approach to tackling gun violence.

    The blueprint outlines more than $485 million in investments to use a public health and community development approach to address the causes of gun violence.

    The blueprint prioritizes investments and resources for six precincts that have experienced the highest rate of gun violence in 2022.

    A task force identified seven strategies based on months of community engagement, including:

    -Early intervention


    -Navigation and benefits

    -Community vitality

    -Employment and entrepreneurship

    -Trauma-informed care

    -Community and police relations

    “Public safety is not only a prerequisite, but the pathway to prosperity. It is what we have campaigned, and what we have delivered. Overall, crime is down across the city year to date, and our numbers continue to trend in the right direction. The work of public safety is never done and even a single loss of life to gun violence is a tragedy,” Adams said.

    The GVPTF was established by Adams in June 2022, and co chaired by First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright and A.T. Mitchell, founder of Man Up! Inc.

    More than 20 city agencies took part, including the NYPD.


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