NYC will spend $9 million on ‘violence interrupters’ to curb violence in city schools
Eric Adams speaks at the Mayor-elect Eric Adams Celebration Party at Zero Bond on Nov. 2, 2021 in New York City. - Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — A technique that Mayor Eric Adams has championed as part of his efforts to curb gun violence on New York City streets may also play a role in his approach to addressing conflict in schools, budget documents show. Adams has cited “violence interrupters” — trusted community members who fan out into neighborhoods to identify and quash conflict before it turns deadly — as key to his plans to turn the tide on rising gun violence. Tucked into his April Executive Budget is a proposal to experiment with a similar approach in city schools. The Education Department is allotting $9 million in ...