Every Murder Costs Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

The state of California is investing $30 million in evidence-based violence intervention programs through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (CalVIP) in 2020 - an unprecedented level of investment for the state, and one that is sure to positively influence the lives of many of California’s most underserved residents. When we take into account the fact that gun violence costs California taxpayers $1.4 billion a year, an investment of $30 million seems like a drop in the bucket, but is likely to make an impact in some of California’s most impacted communities, including Stockton. 

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