Gov. Hochul announces new funding for public safety

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) – Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state will be investing $50 million in funding for public safety.

“When it comes to the story of our fight against gun violence here in New York, new chapters are being written every single day. And there’s a lot of pain associated with it and a lot of angst, and you see horrific things out in the streets,” she said.

Part of the funding, administered by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, will be for new technologies and body word cameras. The additional $20 million will be allocated to pretrial services in all counties outside of New York City. Gov. Hochul said in her remarks that this will help return more individuals to court by providing them with services and supervision.

Additionally, Hochul highlighted in her remarks this morning that $227 million will be allocated in the State’s FY23 Budget to support law enforcement and community based initiatives to combat gun violence.


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