NYC launching program to pay young criminal offenders $  1k per month for participation, good behavior: 报告

The Big Apple’s months-long plan to try out the Advance Peace model is reaching fruition this month after Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams first announced in March their intentions to pilot the program, according to a report by The Trace, which partnered with local news site The City.

The program is being tested through five 警察 precincts, one in each of the New York City boroughs, according to a Mayor’s Office 释放 from March. De Blasio said during a press conference at the time that Williams approached him about utilizing the Advance Peace model.

Under the pilot, the City will conduct outreach in areas with high levels of gun violence to identify youth who are at-risk for gun violence,” the release states. “Select individuals are then invited to join the Peacemaker fellowship, which pairs mentees with individual Neighborhood Change Agents who mentor them and set tangible goals like a driver’s license or a GED.

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It adds: “When participants achieve their goals, they receive a monetary stipend.

The stipend, according to The Trace, has been approximately $ 1,000 per month for continuing fellows in past cities that have incorporated the program. Participants will be paid more money for achieving previously established goals, 根据报告.

New York City reportedly allocated $ 1 million toward the pilot program.

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This Advance Peace Model will guarantee a safer and fairer New York for generations to come,” de Blasio said at the time.

But not everyone is thrilled by the idea.

Author Seth Barron, managing editor of The American Mind, wrote an opinion piece for the 纽约邮报 在星期天, 标题: “De Blasio’s plan to give a grand a month to violent offenders is insane.

If giving a grand a month to violent teens – on the proviso that they receive ‘mentoring’ from older ex-cons – sounds like a good use of money, 好, you’re in luck,” 他写了. “According to Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, investing in the Advance Peace model ‘isn’t only a moral obligation, it’s a governing imperative.’

在他的作品中, Barron excoriated the program, which he described ashanding out cash to gun thugs,” and Advance Peace’s “混合的” 记录.

模型 was first utilized in Richmond, 加利福尼亚州, and was later adopted in Sacramento, Stockton and Fresno, as well as in Fort Worth, 德州, according to The Trace.

De Blasio press secretary Bill Neidhardt told Fox News on Tuesday: “Conservative cranks love to shower their billionaire donors with tax cuts, but as soon as governments invest in at-risk youth, they start flailing and shouting. Truly pathetic stuff.

Neidhardt pointed to the results of the similar Richmond model, 哪里 Advance Peace statistics show gun-related assaults fell 66% 之间 2010 和 2017.

Thankfully we listen to data and science to save lives, not conservative columnists in their ivory towers who truly don’t care about stopping gun violence,” Neidhardt said.

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