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