Gun Violence Prevention

I co-chaired the New York City Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence and created the NYC Crisis Management System, a $20 million network of Credible Messengers that mediate conflicts on the street and connect mentees with mental health, job training and other important resources.1 These Messengers have helped save countless lives. As a result of this success, I launched the National Network to Combat Gun Violence, to share best practices and learn from communities near and far. As Public Advocate, I will continue to be a bold voice and leader on gun violence reduction.