A project of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, SNUG Violence Prevention (GUNS spelled backwards) is one of the 10 statewide programs aimed at reducing and preventing shootings and violence. The program engages residents, private industry, and community-based organizations.
SNUG staff will help identify and diffuse community “hot spots,” with a focus on identifying youth who are gang members or who are at-risk for joining gangs, providing the mentorship and leadership necessary to break the cycle of violence.
Helping to prevent and defuse incidents of violence and potential incidents of violence.
Providing participants with conflict resolution skills.
Providing case management services and linking clients to collaborating agencies.
Helping to promote self-sufficiency.