Monday, September 8, 2014

Funding for Project Longevity violence reduction program to double

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
The state is doubling the money it allocates for Project Longevity, which works to curb gun violence in the state’s largest cities, in this fiscal year.
The state budgeted $475,000 for fiscal 2012-13 and $475,000 for 2013-14, but it has increased the amount to $1 million for 2014-15, according to Michael Lawlor, state undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning.
“This year, it is fully up and running in all three cities,” Lawlor said. “We expect the cost to remain at about $1 million a year with it operating in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven.”

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