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TUNE IN at 5pm today as I testify at OAG’s Budget Oversight Hearing about proposals that will help our office increase public safety and save the District money:…
This is a difficult time for us all.

#COVID19 has taken hundreds of our neighbors and put substantial financial strain on businesses, workers, and the District’s coffers.

Our office stands ready to continue to protect DC residents and help the District save money.
In FY 2019, OAG recovered over $10.8 million in settlements and contributed an additional $184.1 million in tax revenue preserved and collections for District children.

Our office generates and saves revenue, a critical element while we contend with a significant budget deficit.
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TUNE IN: OAG's Performance Oversight Hearing before the @councilofdc's Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:
@councilofdc LIVE NOW: I'm testifying before the @councilofdc for OAG's Performance Oversight Hearing: Image
@councilofdc In recent remarks, U.S. Attorney General Barr denounced reform-minded prosecutors nationwide who are driving new evidence-based approaches to criminal justice that build community trust and promote public safety.

This attack is straight out of the failed tough-on-crime playbook.
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My heart breaks for the family and friends of Clarence Venable, the #CuretheStreets violence interrupter whose life was cut short yesterday.

Clarence was dedicated to reducing gun violence in DC, and we must honor him with action by continuing the work of making our city safer.
Today, I was out in #Ward8 talking with District residents about how our office and @ONSEDC_ are using violence interruption programs to help reduce violence and enhance public safety. Image
@ONSEDC_ OAG's #CuretheStreets violence interruption program treats violence like a disease and works to interrupt it, treat it, and stop it from spreading.

Last month we announced this pilot program is expanding to 4 new sites that have high levels of violence:
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Tonight I joined #Ward6 residents to talk about our top priority—making sure District residents are safe. ImageImage
Our office is using innovative approaches to hold offenders accountable, seek justice for victims, and provide interventions that ensure individuals who commit crime don’t reoffend.
Learn more about our efforts like restorative justice, #CuretheStreets, and programs that put juvenile offenders on the right path:
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One way to make DC safer is to try innovative ideas to stop violence.

This week OAG announced an expansion of our violence interruption program called #CuretheStreets. This program treats violence like a disease and works to interrupt it, treat it, and stop it from spreading.
#CuretheStreets will be expanding to four new locations that experience high levels of violence:

@FarSECollab (operating two sites in #Ward8)
@ACM_DC (operating one site in #Ward7)
✅Father Factor Inc. (operating one in #Ward5)
@FarSECollab @ACM_DC The specific locations of the new sites will be announced in the coming weeks.

Learn more about this expansion and how you can find the latest details:
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Today OAG's Deputy AG of Public Safety Liz Wieser testified before @councilofdc about strategies to reduce gun violence in DC.

OAG prosecutes gun offenses aggressively, but we also invest in violence prevention strategies to stop gun violence before it starts.
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@councilofdc #CuretheStreets is OAG’s violence interruption program which uses public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that interrupt, treat and stop it from spreading.

With support from @councilofdc, we are extending Cure the Streets to four additional sites this fall.
@councilofdc OAG also just litigated its first successful #RedFlagLaw petition designed to keep guns away from potentially dangerous individuals.

Learn how this law can remove a gun from someone who could be a danger to themselves or others: Image
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MUST READ: It’s heartbreaking that young people here in the nation’s capital fear for their life every day because of gun violence.

As we work to reduce violence and enhance safety, we must amplify the voices of youth advocates like @P2PDC working to make our community safer.
@P2PDC .@lauvnicole is a founder of Pathways 2 Power and also an OAG intern—her dedication to making our communities safer is inspiring.

@P2PDC is very active in advocating for solutions like Safe Passage, where students have buddies or transportation to get to and from school safely.
@P2PDC @lauvnicole OAG's #CuretheStreets violence interruption program also runs a Safe Passage to help keep students safe. This is one way Cure the Streets uses public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease to interrupt it, treat it and stop it from spreading:
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As a nation, we are experiencing a gun violence epidemic that kills thousands each year, injures thousands more, and traumatizes whole communities.

I #WearOrange because I am committed to data-driven solutions that can help end gun violence and make our communities safer. Image
Attorneys General and leaders around the country must use every tool we have to #EndGunViolenceNow.

We must prioritize health and support services for those who have experienced gun violence and address the stress and suffering it causes in too many communities. #WearOrange
Our office launched a violence interruption program called #CuretheStreets, which uses proven public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated and stopped from spreading—and it has already seen positive results:
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Thank you to the Cmte. on Judiciary and Public Safety @charlesallen for proposing crucial enhancements to OAG, including new staff to:

*Combat substandard public housing
*Stop elder abuse—w/ thanks to @trayonwhite and @AnitaBondsDC
*Protect the environment—w/ thanks to @marycheh
@charlesallen @trayonwhite @AnitaBondsDC @marycheh These enhancements, along w/ support from @kenyanmcduffie, @RobertWhite_DC to expand intensive #CuretheStreets violence interruption programs in neighborhoods w/ the highest incidence of gun violence, are vitally important to protecting the public interests of all #DC residents.
@charlesallen @trayonwhite @AnitaBondsDC @marycheh @kenyanmcduffie @RobertWhite_DC OAG will continue to be good, and more importantly, effective stewards of all the enhancements proposed by the Committee.
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Thank you to @AUWCL & Dean Smith for the North Star Award presented at the Sylvania Woods Conference on African Americans and the Law!

I was particularly honored to receive this award at a conference on reforming our justice system—one of the core reasons why I ran to become AG. Image
@AUWCL From #DC's juvenile diversion program that keeps kids out of the justice system to OAG's in-house restorative justice program that empowers victims and repairs the harm caused by crime, our office works to enhance public safety and end the school-to-prison pipeline in many ways.
@AUWCL Our office has launched a violence interruption program called #CuretheStreets in pilot sites in Wards 5 & 8.

This program uses proven public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated and stopped from spreading:
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LIVE NOW: Tune in to the @kojoshow as I discuss updates on our #CuretheStreets violence interruption program, our fight to stop Pres. Trump from violating the Constitution, and more.

Listen to WAMU 88.5 FM or online at
@kojoshow On March 19, OAG will be back in Court to argue why our #emoluments lawsuit against Pres. Trump should be allowed to move forward.

Since 2017, I've worked with AG @BrianFrosh to stop Trump from violating our nation’s first anti-corruption laws and using his office for profit.
@kojoshow @BrianFrosh This year, I announced a new $2 million investment in OAG's #CuretheStreets program which uses proven public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated, and stopped from spreading.
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TUNE IN: I'm testifying before the @councilofdc's Judiciary Committee for OAG's Performance Oversight Hearing: Image
@councilofdc One big consumer victory this year: OAG secured $550K+ in debt relief for more than 400 #DC consumers harmed by a debt buyer and collector.

#DC consumers can learn more about how to protect themselves from scams by browsing our free resource library:…
@councilofdc Our office also secured a ruling that orders owner of Congress Heights property in Ward 8 to pay ~$900,000 to make dilapidated property habitable.

#DC residents can learn more about their tenant rights at
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Last week I announced a new $2 million investment in #CuretheStreets, OAG’s violence interruption program which uses a proven, public-health approach that treats violence like a disease.

Learn more:
About 6 months into the program, #CuretheStreets is seeing some positive early results with zero homicides in the pilot sites and fewer nonfatal shootings in comparison to surrounding areas.
While these early returns show progress, this much-needed funding will help OAG continue implementing #CuretheStreets with fidelity and accountability that will help determine how this model can help us save lives in #DC.
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Today I'm joining @MayorBowser and AltaGas to announce a $6 million investment in strategies to reduce gun violence and keep #DC residents safe.

As a result of the AltaGas merger negotiated by OAG on behalf of DC, $2 million will fund OAG’s #CuretheStreets through July 2020. Image
@MayorBowser #CureTheStreets is a violence interruption program based on the @CureViolence model, which has seen 20%-60% reductions in shootings and killings in more than 100 cities nationwide and globally.
#CuretheStreets uses a proven, public-health approach that treats violence like a disease, focusing on:

1) interrupting violence
2) identifying and treating those at highest risk for committing violent crime; and
3) changing community ideas around the normalization of violence.
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