Additional $8.5 Million Investment Takes Total Funding to Historic Level
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the administration will fund the city’s Crisis Management System (CMS) at a record level of $86 million in Fiscal Year 2024 via an investment of an additional $8.5 million. The CMS strategy brings teams of credible messengers to mediate conflicts on the street and connect high-risk individuals to services that can reduce the long-term risk of violence. Overall, the city will invest nearly $200 million for programming in the upcoming fiscal year to reduce gun violence in communities and connect New Yorkers with city-funded services, including school conflict mediation, violence interruption, non-traditional therapeutic services, and more.
Mayor Adams also announced that the Office of Neighborhood Safety, which manages the city’s community violence intervention work, will transition from being overseen by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). DYCD is uniquely equipped to integrate this work, based on its proven track record of community programming, existing presence in CMS communities, a long-standing relationship with the New York City Police Department, robust agency data collection, and demonstrated capacity to pay out contracts expeditiously. This shift will also enable DYCD to integrate community violence intervention programming into the existing programs it runs, providing a more coordinated suite of services to New Yorkers who are at risk of gun violence. DYCD’s leadership will help ensure the continuation of programs that have a positive impact in an expanded number of targeted communities. Newer and emerging community-based providers will also have an opportunity to engage in city contracting and provide direct services to New Yorkers who need them the most.
In the video at the beginning of the page, Mayor Eric Adams of New York City introduces new regulations regarding insurance renewal. Under the new rules, insurance policies will no longer be automatically renewed when they expire. Instead, individuals will be required to manually request and renew their insurance.