The safest communities are not the ones with the most police or the highest jail populations. They are the communities with the most resources, the strongest social safety nets, and the most support for people in crisis. But the City’s over-reliance on the NYPD has meant the defunding of New York’s public health infrastructure, social safety net, and other vital services that would enable communities to truly thrive.
In June, City Council members will vote on the New York City budget. The Mayor has proposed cuts to crucial services while continuing to rely on policing as the default response to social issues.
TELL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Support investments in real community health and safety infrastructure – not more policing.
City Council Budget Negotiating Team
City Council Public Safety Chair Kamillah Hanks