Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Albuquerque officials hope to expand the violence intervention program

Right now they have two clerks, and they need to multiply that number tenfold to really make a difference. Even with just two officers, they have intervened on almost 200 people – and 92% of them have not committed a new violent crime.

“Our proposal to the Legislature this year is $2 million for the Albuquerque program,” said Sarita Nair, Albuquerque’s chief administrative officer.

City officials are asking for money for a trauma center at the Gateway Center. They said it was also a way to connect people to the violence intervention program.

These proposals are part of the larger Metro Crime Initiative. Click on the video at the top of this page to see the full story.

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