NYC Public Advocate's Statement On New Funding For The Crisis Management System

June 27th, 2023

Press Release

"I am heartened by this investment, and hope the principle behind it is the same that will guide the final negotiations of this budget process. This is what the administration should be focused on funding when it comes to public safety — proven, community-driven efforts to prevent violence and strengthen wraparound services. The Crisis Management System is a program I’ve advocated for over a decade, and it must be a foundation of our strategy to stop gun violence. This funding should be the new floor, not a ceiling — we need to fund other initiatives that build on the success of CMS. 

"In these final days before the final budget, we have a chance to invest deeply in public safety policies that will meet our mandate to help New Yorkers be safe and feel safe, and last beyond any news cycle or administration."

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