SNUG – Gun Violence Reduction

It’s time to disrupt the cycle of gun violence in our most vulnerable communities.

Our Program

SNUG, “guns” spelled backwards, also known as Should Never Use Guns, is an evidence-based violence reduction initiative.

We work with community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and killings.

FCA works in collaborative partnerships within the Village of Hempstead which include faith leaders and community leaders.  We rely on outreach workers to intervene in conflicts and promote alternatives to violence.

SNUG utilizes credible messengers to work side by side with those community members who are now seeking a fresh start.



  • Conflict mediation and crisis intervention
  • Community outreach
  • Educational & employment assessment
  • Linkage to available resources



  • Individuals, ages 12-25, who are involved in high-risk activities
  • Residents of the Village of Hempstead
  • Individuals with current or former gang involvement or with a gun-related criminal history

Referral Contact

Daniel Milfort, MSOL
Director of Community Engagement & Prevention
(516) 485-4289 ext. 1267          


Administrative Contact

Erica Schifano, LCSW
Assistant Vice President-Family Support Division
(516) 485-4289 x1223


52 N. Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550