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Which states dedicate funding to violence intervention programs?

39 states have adopted this policy

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Violence Intervention Program Funding

Alabama has not adopted this policy

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Alaska has adopted this policy

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Arizona has not adopted this policy

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Arkansas has not adopted this policy

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California has adopted this policy

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Colorado has adopted this policy

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Connecticut has adopted this policy

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Delaware has adopted this policy

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Florida has adopted this policy

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Georgia has adopted this policy

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Hawaii has adopted this policy

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Idaho has not adopted this policy

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Illinois has adopted this policy

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Indiana has adopted this policy

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Iowa has adopted this policy

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Kansas has adopted this policy

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Kentucky has adopted this policy

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Louisiana has adopted this policy

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Maine has not adopted this policy

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Maryland has adopted this policy

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Massachusetts has adopted this policy

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Michigan has adopted this policy

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Minnesota has adopted this policy

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Mississippi has not adopted this policy

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Missouri has adopted this policy

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Montana has adopted this policy

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Nebraska has adopted this policy

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Nevada has adopted this policy

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New Hampshire has not adopted this policy

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New Jersey has adopted this policy

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New Mexico has not adopted this policy

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New York has adopted this policy

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North Carolina has adopted this policy

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North Dakota has adopted this policy

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Ohio has adopted this policy

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Oklahoma has not adopted this policy

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Oregon has adopted this policy

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Pennsylvania has adopted this policy

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Rhode Island has adopted this policy

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South Carolina has adopted this policy

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South Dakota has not adopted this policy

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Tennessee has adopted this policy

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Texas has adopted this policy

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Utah has adopted this policy

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Vermont has not adopted this policy

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Virginia has adopted this policy

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Washington has adopted this policy

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West Virginia has adopted this policy

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Wisconsin has adopted this policy

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Wyoming has adopted this policy

What It Does

Violence intervention programs, through their use of evidence and community-informed, comprehensive support to individuals at greatest risk of gunshot victimization, are demonstrated to reduce gunshot injury and death in areas most impacted by gun violence. State investments in these programs, which are often led by community-based organizations, are critical to their ongoing stability. Three states—Connecticut, Illinois, and Wyoming—set funding levels at over 0.1% of their total budget.

The Impact

A 2017 evaluation of Cure Violence in two New York City neighborhoods found the program was associated with significant declines in gun injuries (by 37% in the South Bronx and 50% in East New York) and shooting victimizations (63% decrease in the South Bronx).

Show Citations and Footnotes
Delgado SA, Alsabahi L, Wolff K, Alexander N, Cobar P, & Butts JA. (2017, October 2). The effects of cure violence in the South Bronx and East New York, Brooklyn. Denormalizing violence: A series of reports from the John Jay College Evaluation of Cure Violence Programs in New York City. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://johnjayrec.nyc/2017/10/02/cvinsobronxeastny/.

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