IN THE NEWS: Gov. Pritzker Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

Governor Pritzker speaking at an even
IL Governor Pritzker speaking at an event

The State of Illinois launched the Reimagine Public Safety Initiative, a data-driven, community based program to prevent and interrupt gun violence. This initiative, created by an executive order from Governor J.B. Pritzker declaring gun violence a public health crisis, will direct $250 million in state funding to develop holistic solutions.

“We applaud the Pritzker administration for its commitment to address the most pressing public health challenge we face, gun violence,” said Vaughn Bryant, Executive Director of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives. “Our CP4P collaborative along with many others, look forward to working with the new Office of Firearm Violence Prevention to support local organizations serving citizens living in our most vulnerable communities.”