Governor Has More Money For Youth Program

A new spending plan being proposed by  Governor Charlie Baker would boost the amount of money going to a youth  violence prevention initiative in Springfield.  

Baker  is filing for a three-million-dollar increase to the Safe and Successful  Youth Initiative, which has also been used in Holyoke and other cities  and towns in the state.  

The program targets mostly young men between  the ages of 17 and 24 who are potential victims or perpetrators of  violent weapons crimes.  

Even with the potential increase, which must be  approved by the Massachusetts Legislature, the initiative would still  be getting less funding than in previous years.

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