The bill provides funding ($2.896m) to Building Bridges East, a non profit agency, to reduce gang involvement , crime and violence in eastern WA. The funds must be used to contract for the operation of the El Nuevo Camino pilot projects in designated cities. Specifics of the program’s operation, expected outcomes and reporting requirements are delineated in the bill.
First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.18.19. Public hearing and executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.20.19. (updated 3.8.19)