Summary: This bill authorizes new grant programs to support violence intervention initiatives. Specifically, the Bureau of Justice Assistance must award grants for coordinated violence reduction initiatives in units of local government that are disproportionately impacted by gun and group-related violence. Additionally, the National Institutes of Health must award grants for hospital-based violence intervention programs that reduce the risk of violent injury and retaliation among high-risk patients.(Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/12/20.
STATUS: Introduced 10/23/19 by Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Today Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, applauded the introduction of federal legislation to fund evidence-based programs designed to break cycles of violence. Introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV), the Break the Cycle of Violence Act will invest $90 million each year for 10 years in strategies like group violence intervention, street outreach, and hospital-based violence intervention programs. (Source: GIFFORDS)
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