Press Releases

Press Releases

Office of Neighborhood Safety, Providers Announce Expansion of Anti-Violence Crisis Management System in 2020
December 20, 2019

Now part of the Office of Neighborhood Safety, CMS' presence is set to expand at a critical point in New York City's ongoing work as the safest big city in America.

New York City Launches Office of Neighborhood Safety
December 13, 2019

ONS will leverage successes by the Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, unifying resources to provide communities a direct role in public safety.

Gun Violence Survivors Mobilize to Support Victims and Families
April 11, 2019

The Gun Violence Survivors Network Advisory Committee (GVSNAC) is a new group of survivors and advocates who will facilitate and advise government agencies and community-based organizations on services available for families or victims of gun violence.

Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence Set to Expand, Launch Major Peacekeeping Programs
July 10, 2018

New funding allows for expanding the lauded Crisis Management System and Public Safety Coalitions, and the introduction of five mobile trauma units across the city.

First Lady Chirlane McCray Announces Groundbreaking City Initiative to Intervene in and Reduce Domestic Violence
May 2, 2018

First Lady Chirlane McCray announced Interrupting Violence At Home, a groundbreaking citywide effort to address domestic violence through services, training, and intervention for abusive partners who are not involved in the criminal justice system.

Shootings fell sharply in neighborhoods operating NYC-funded 'Cure Violence' programs, new study shows
October 2nd, 2017

A core component of the City's approach to public safety – the use of "credible messengers" to identify and engage individuals most likely to be involved in gun violence and to defuse conflicts before they escalate – was associated with steep declines in shootings in two New York City neighborhoods and increased confidence in police, according to a comprehensive study by the Research & Evaluation Center at John College of Criminal Justice.