SNUG Violence Prevention

SNUG Violence Prevention

Reducing and Preventing Shootings and Violence

Stop the Violence program

A project of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, SNUG Violence Prevention (GUNS spelled backwards) is one of the 11 statewide programs that follow the Cure Violence Model aimed at reducing and preventing shootings and violence. The program engages residents, private industry, and community-based organizations.  View photos of the S.N.U.G. March and Vigil 2016.

SNUG staff will help identify and diffuse community “hot spots” with a focus on identifying youth who are gang members or who are at-risk for joining gangs, providing the mentorship and leadership necessary to break the cycle of violence.

Services offered:

  • Helping to prevent and defuse incidents of violence and potential incidents of violence
  • Providing participants with conflict resolution skills
  • Providing case management services and linking clients to collaborating agencies
  • Helping to promote self-sufficiency

Debra Sterling, Project Coordinator of SNUG with Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green

Debra Sterling, Project Coordinator of the EOC of Suffolk, Inc. SNUG Program is pictured with the Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, after presenting at the State Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Symposium.

Basketball tournament held in observance of gun violence issues.

Dane Lawrence 2017

SNUG Wyandanch: News 12, 9/10/2016

SNUG Holiday Dinner 2016

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Theory of Nonviolence

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