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  • Governor Cuomo announces more than $14 million to help prosecutors target tax and public benefits fraud

    Governor Cuomo announces more than $14 million in grant funding to help local prosecutors investigate and prosecute tax evasion and public benefits fraud cases.

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  • NYS fifth-graders eligible to enter National Missing Children's Day poster contest

    The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse is coordinating New York State's participation in the U.S Department of Justice's National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest for 2015. The contest is open to all fifth graders in school districts across New York State. It is a unique way to educate youth about personal safety, the dangers of running away and to raise awareness of missing children's cases in New York and across the country.

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  • Governor Cuomo announces new human trafficking awareness efforts

    Governor Cuomo announces new efforts to combat human trafficking in New York, including the release of a poster that will be displayed in service areas along the New York State Thruway.

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  • Governor Cuomo announces $6.2 million for sexual assault and domestic violence programs

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced New York State has received $6.2 million in federal funds that will allow 90 community organizations, hospitals, police departments and district attorneys’ offices to enhance services and protections for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The grants will also support the work of health care professionals who are specially trained in examining sexual assault victims and collecting evidence that can be used by law enforcement, as well as allowing the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault to develop protocols and training that better address sexual assaults on college campuses.

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  • Governor Cuomo announces $900,000 in gun violence prevention grants for local communities

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State will provide a total of $900,000 in grants to fund neighborhood-based violence reduction programs on Long Island and the Capital Region to target and reduce gun violence through outreach and intervention in the state’s urban areas.

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  • New York State launches #CombatHeroin campaign

    New York State has launched a multifaceted media campaign to educate the public about heroin and opioid abuse and misuse. The campaign includes a new website – – that is designed for parents, adults and young people who are seeking help and information about this growing epidemic.

    The site includes information about warning signs of heroin and opioid abuse and misuse, access to state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services treatment providers, and guidance to help parents talk to their children and health care professionals talk with their patients. It also includes links to four public service announcements and video messages from New Yorkers talking about the impact of heroin and other opioids on their lives.

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