PHMDC to give $1 million to violence prevention efforts

MADISON, Wis. — Public Health Madison & Dane County wants to stop violence in the community before it starts.

Local health officials announced that just over $1 million will be awarded to local groups who are working to make Dane County safer. The move is part of Public Health’s “Roadmap to Reducing Violence” plan.

“Every day, people in our neighborhoods are being affected by violence,” Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said. “We must use every tool at our disposal to prevent and reduce violence of all types.”

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The money will be given to agencies and organizations focusing on community engagement, fostering strong neighborhoods, and supporting people affected by violence. The funding is paid for by the American Rescue Plan Act and will be given out over the next two years.