How the city plans to use historic $155 million budget deal to address gun violence

ByNiki Hawkins WPVI logo
Monday, June 28, 2021
Historic $155 million dedicated to violence prevention in City budget
One of the faces behind the historic budget deal outlines how the city plans to invest the money to thwart gun violence in the city.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Tamala Edwards interviewed Curtis Johnson Philadelphia City Councilman and chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

He worked to make this historic budget deal offering an unprecedented $155 million in resources for violence prevention efforts with grassroots community-based organizations.

They discuss where this money will be invested and other solutions to thwart rising gun violence in the city.

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