Syracuse Receives Federal Support to Address Gang Violence

Institute to Serve as Research Partner

Albany, NY, September 23, 2015- Institute researchers will continue to work with partners in Syracuse on its focused deterrence initiative, Syracuse Truce, which was initiated in early 2013 with an award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Institute Associate Director, Sarah McLean, explained “The new BJA award will enable the partnership to take the next step in the evolution of the city’s focused deterrence strategy. The goal remains to prevent gun violence by maintaining the focused deterrence initiative. The program will expand to include an emphasis on sustained engagement with offenders to provide immediate assistance through outreach and support that genuinely meets offenders where they are.” In its capacity as research partner, the Institute will provide on-going, research-based guidance on implementation and strategic refinement of the initiative and assess program impacts. More information can be found here.

Finn Institute to Partner with Schenectady and Utica on Group Violence Intervention
Finn Institute to continue to partner with law enforcement on New York State’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative