NYS SNUG Outreach (SNUG) is an evidence-based violence reduction initiative that was first established in NYS in 2009. The program seeks to engage high-risk individuals who are causing violence in communities with high rates of violent crime, address the issues that may be causing high-risk individuals to engage in gun violence, and share with the community how violence is spread. SNUG seeks to modify an existing norm of community acceptance of violent behavior from its citizens by engaging community residents, businesses, and community-based organizations to implement coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings. The program employs and relies on Street Outreach Workers who live in the communities in which they serve, to act and be viewed as credible messengers by persons at high risk of offending.
None is available.
Please note: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Health also administers a city-funded network of 17 Cure Violence sites in the five boroughs of New York City. Approximately $40,000,000 was added in 2020 to supplement city support for Cure Violence sites. More information can be found at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/neighborhood-health/anti-violence.page#:~:text=The%20Cure%20Violence%20model%20is,Changing%20social%20norms
DCJS administers SNUG sites in the following counties (and cities): Albany, Bronx, Dutchess (Poughkeepsie), Erie (Buffalo), Monroe (Rochester), Nassau (Hempstead), Onondaga (Syracuse), Orange (Newburgh), Rensselaer (Troy), Suffolk (Wyandanch), and Westchester (Yonkers and Mt. Vernon).
Applications are accepted throughout the year for existing sites. Deadline TBD for new sites.
$4,865,000 is available in SFY 2021-2022 for existing sites and new sites. Individual award amounts vary.