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As Part of Her Push for a #SaferStrongerDC, Mayor Bowser to Announce $6 Million Investment in Violence Prevention and Workforce Development Efforts

Thursday, January 31, 2019
New Investment Will Expand Employment Opportunities for District Residents and Bolster Violence Interruption Program

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, February 1, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine, will announce a $6 million investment in the District’s workforce development and violence prevention efforts. The funding will support the DC Infrastructure Academy, which provides DC residents a pipeline to in-demand infrastructure jobs, and the Cure the Streets program, the Attorney General’s violence interruption program. The announcement comes several days after both the Mayor and the DC Attorney General met with their partners on the Council to discuss strategies for reducing violent crime. 

WHEN:
Friday, February 1, at 12 pm

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Karl A. Racine, DC Attorney General
Ronald Ross, Director, Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel
Administration Officials

WHERE:
John A. Wilson Building, Press Briefing Room (G-9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metros: Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro Stations*


All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).