Funds support the New York State SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program. An evidence-based, street outreach program based on the Cure Violence Model in Chicago, the New York State SNUG program utilizes a public health approach to gun violence, treating it like a disease by identifying its causes and interrupting its transmission. Operation SNUG is run out of New York’s Department of Criminal Justice Services which administers state funding for 11 SNUG programs in across the state, and also provides training, technical assistance and general program oversight. Byrne JAG funding was used to employ a statewide SNUG program coordinator and a statewide training director.
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