Rep. Robyn Vining Applauds Governor Evers’ Investment in Violence Prevention and Support for Crime Victims
MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced a $45 million investment in violence prevention and support for crime victims. Under the plan, $25 million will go towards violence prevention efforts and $20 million to support victim services in Wisconsin. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response to this announcement:
“I advocated for violence prevention funding to be included in the biennial state budget, and am glad to see Governor Evers’ commitment to supporting violence prevention efforts and providing support for crime victims in Wisconsin. We know that violence prevention and interruption efforts save lives and reduce trauma in our communities. Investments in violence prevention also save taxpayers money in the long run.
“I am grateful for the work that the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Project do to help reduce violence and trauma in our communities. Investments in these programs are essential to maintain and expand these programs, and for other violence prevention efforts across the state, so they can continue their crucial efforts to make our communities safer and healthier for the people of Wisconsin.”
Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here.