NYC brings violence interrupters and other mentors to 138 schools

NYC brings violence interrupters and other mentors to 138 schools

Nearly 140 New York City public schools will partner with a wide range of community groups that provide mentorship, counseling, and violence interruption programs, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday.

In drafting the program last April as part of his executive budget, Adams described it as a way to bring violence interruption — a technique that deploys trusted community members into neighborhoods with high levels of gun violence to prevent conflict — into schools following an uptick in the number of weapons showing up on campuses last year.

But officials stressed Thursday that the community group partners will offer far more than violence interruption, and cast the program as a way to open the schoolhouse doors to organizations and community members not typically involved in education.

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