As NYC Passes 1,000 Shootings Before Labor Day, Anti-Gun Violence Leaders Plead For More Resources

As New York City surpassed 1,000 shootings for the year during a particularly violent summer, anti-gun violence leaders have a simple message: fund what works.

Leaders among the crisis management system—who mediate conflict before gun violence erupts, and then connect at-risk youth and victims of gun violence to trauma services, case workers, and employment programs—are calling for more resources to expand their work with more staffers in more communities.

Crisis management system and cure violence leaders on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on September 1st, 2020. As New York City surpassed 1,000 shootings for the year during a particularly violent summer, anti-gun violence leaders have a simple message: fund what works.

Leaders among the crisis management system—who mediate conflict […]

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