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The Herald-News: Kinzinger bill aims to provide funding for anti-violence programs

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JOLIET, IL, November 25, 2020 | comments

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, to provide funding for programs that help victims of violent crime.

The Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act would provide $10 million in federal grants to hospitals that want to expand or create programs for patients who are recovering from injuries as a result of violent crime, according to a news release.

Kinzinger and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, sponsored the bill. They argue their legislation would address the “revolving door” of violent crime in communities around the country by expanding hospital-based intervention programs.

“By supporting victims with the resources and education to pursue a different path, we can stop the cycle of violence and give people hope for a better tomorrow,” Kinzinger said in the release.

The legislation will go to the Senate for further consideration.

The original article can be found on The Herald-News website here.

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