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Newburgh began working on its Group Violence Intervention in 2014 with the assistance of David Kennedy and the National Network for Safe Communities. Under the guidance of Project Manager Isabel Rojas, Newburgh held its first call-in in October of 2015. Ms. Rojas has worked closely with Newburgh's support and outreach coordinator and the two established a support and outreach subcommittee that met for the first time in December, 2015. City partners are also developing a strong process by which they will deliver custom notifications to impact players. 



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Newburgh crime rates lowest ‘in over 10 years’

January 2018  |  Times Herald-Record  

Violent crime in Newburgh continued to fall last year as the city waits for the state to determine if former Beacon police Chief Doug Solomon is eligible to lead its department, City Manager Michael Ciaravino said on Monday.

The combined number of aggravated assaults, homicides, rapes and robberies in 2017 fell by 14 percent from 2016, Ciaravino told the City Council. Part 1 crimes, which include violent crimes along with arson, burglaries, car thefts and larcenies, were down almost 15 percent, he said.

There were six homicides last year, the same as in 2016, but the overall number of people injured by gunshots dropped significantly last year, from 48 to 17, Ciaravino said.

“This was the lowest crime rates in over 10 years,” he said.

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Intervention, other initiatives help turn around young lives in Newburgh

September 2017  |  Times Herald-Record  

Before Joe Alvarez landed a job welding for renowned sculptor Frank Stella, and before the Newburgh native founded the grassroots organization behind many of the city’s positive initiatives, he was “Florida Rock.”

Alvarez is one example of how teenagers and young men mired in drug dealing and violent crime can turn around their lives. That philosophy drives one of the core missions of Group Violence Intervention, an approach to violent crime based on a proven national model.

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