'A blueprint for community safety': Mayor Adams introduces $481 million gun violence prevention plan
A new $481 million plan to prevent gun violence in the city was introduced Monday by Mayor Eric Adams' administration.
The mayor says the initiative is an extension of New York City's Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and "a blueprint for community safety."
Adams says it will bring in 20 different agencies across the city who will make recommendations to fix this “public health crisis.”
The mayor adds the goal is to figure out how to stop the violence before it actually happens. To do so, the funds will go toward different agencies and task forces across the city. This includes $22 million to the Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program that supports the city's youth with work readiness skills.
Expanding access to housing is also a big proponent of the blueprint, but details on the specifics have yet to be released.
Since taking office, the mayor says his administration has taken 11,000 guns off the streets.