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Instruction  in Gang Violence Prevention 

A-1650………Assemblymen Barnes and Diegnan

Requires each board of education to offer elementary school students instruction in gang violence prevention and  instruction in ways to avoid membership in gangs.

  • The instruction will take place as part of the school district’s implementation of Core Curriculum Content Standards in Health and Physical Education
  • The Department of Education will provide school districts with sample materials to support implementation of the instruction

CeaseFire Pilot Program

A-2683……..Assemblymembers Conaway and Watson-Coleman
Appropriates $4,000,000 to the Division of Family Health Services in the Department of Health to initiate a NJ CeaseFire Pilot Program in Newark, Camden and Trenton.

  • Goal of program is to reduce violence in all forms in targeted ceasefire zones. For example, all shootings within the community are countered with rapid, coordinated and sustained responses police, residents and clergy.

 

  • This bill is modeled on the CeaseFire program presently operating in 15 Chicago neighborhoods.

 

  • CeaseFire is a partnership between community based organizations, clergy, law enforcement, business and civic leaders.
  • Chicago reports 25% reduction in nu NJLM - Gangs

    407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
     NJLM logo 

    William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director
    Change Font Size
    Larger
    | Smaller

    Instruction  in Gang Violence Prevention 

    A-1650………Assemblymen Barnes and Diegnan

    Requires each board of education to offer elementary school students instruction in gang violence prevention and  instruction in ways to avoid membership in gangs.

    • The instruction will take place as part of the school district’s implementation of Core Curriculum Content Standards in Health and Physical Education
    • The Department of Education will provide school districts with sample materials to support implementation of the instruction

    CeaseFire Pilot Program

    A-2683……..Assemblymembers Conaway and Watson-Coleman
    Appropriates $4,000,000 to the Division of Family Health Services in the Department of Health to initiate a NJ CeaseFire Pilot Program in Newark, Camden and Trenton.

    • Goal of program is to reduce violence in all forms in targeted ceasefire zones. For example, all shootings within the community are countered with rapid, coordinated and sustained responses police, residents and clergy.

     

    • This bill is modeled on the CeaseFire program presently operating in 15 Chicago neighborhoods.

     

    • CeaseFire is a partnership between community based organizations, clergy, law enforcement, business and civic leaders.
    • Chicago reports 25% reduction in number of deaths from 2004  to 2005

     

     

     

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