Councilmember Curren Price stood in solidarity with City, County, and State officials for the Rising Violence and Crime Virtual Press Conference on Aug. 12 to address the rising rates of crime in Los Angeles and across California, as well as discuss the importance of investing in the needs of survivors as a key strategy to stop the cycle of violence.
In partnership with Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice (CSSJ), the largest organization of crime victims in California, Councilmember Price and other electeds announced the “We Are Survivors” grant program aimed at allocating money directly in the hands of crime and violence survivors in desperate need.
“Seeing an upward trend of violence in our City is no coincidence, it's an unfortunate by-product compounded by years of neglect at the hands of a system that did a better job at ignoring the problems rather than solving them,” added Councilman Price. “We need to support community-based survivor advocacy groups so they can continue to do the good work in our communities. These resources must be made available to victims of gun violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and others who many times must flee their homes with just the shirts on their backs.”