Governor Hochul bringing anti gun violence program SNUG to Schenectady

Governor Hochul bringing anti gun violence program SNUG to Schenectady

Governor Hochul bringing anti gun violence program SNUG to Schenectady (WRGB) SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) — Governor Kathy Hochul is addressing an increase in gun violence across the state over the last two years, promising more funding for anti-violence organizations. In her three-pronged approach, The governor says she wants to bring anti-gun violence organization SNUG to Schenectady. SNUG, which stands for “Should Never Use Guns”, already runs in cities in Albany and Troy. The program is run by New York’s Department of Criminal Justice Services. In Albany, the mayor has announced more funding for its snug program allowing them to open a new office in the South End. The governor’s investment in community-based violence prevention and response will also include expanding hospital-based gun violence specialist to all of New York State’s trauma centers, including Albany Medical Center. This is all part of the governor’s three-pronged approach to tackle the rise in crime. The others are to include investing in public safety, specifically funding state and local policing and safety efforts, and creating the ‘Interstate Gun Tracing Consortium’ run by the State Police to track illegal guns by facilitating the exchange of intelligence between localities and neighboring states. It’s unclear when the governor plans on opening the SNUG program in Schenectady.

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