Not long after sounding the alarm about rising gun violence across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new jobs program to stem the issue in Central Brooklyn, aimed at preventing crime before it happens.

“One of the most important strategies is to get young people before the fact,” Cuomo said at Lenox Road Baptist Church in Flatbush on Wednesday. “Before they enter the pipeline of the system, because once they’re in the system, that pipeline only leads to one place.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at Lenox Road Baptist Church, with local elected officials, about a new pledge to curb gun violence in Central Brooklyn. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

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