ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city hopes a new trauma recovery center will help lower violent crime in Albuquerque. The city’s violence intervention program reaches out to people affected by violent crime to keep them from retaliating and escalating violence.
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Part of that program is physically meeting with people and the city says a neutral location to meet with them could make the process easier. “There’s often a need for a third-place where they can meet that is safe, also where all the experts can meet them,” said Mayor Tim Keller.
The city says it is looking at both the Gibson Medical Center and the City of Albuquerque Support Annex near Coronado Park as locations for the new trauma center. The city is working to get federal funding for the project.