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Eric L. Cumberbatch

Deputy Director, Office of Neighborhood Safety, New York City Mayor’s Office

Eric Cumberbatch serves as the Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety, an office that will aim to coordinate and amplify the city’s anti-gun violence initiatives across government, communities and justice partners. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Director of Community Engagement within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, tasked with oversight of the NYC Crisis Management System, a joint initiative of the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council with the purpose of reducing gun violence via intervention and prevention services in 17 communities that account for the majority of shooting incidents in the city. He has held posts at the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Housing Authority.

Eric has a lifelong dedication to uplifting, organizing and empowering young people, developing creative violence prevention strategies and improving community cohesion. Eric holds a MEd from NW Missouri State University and a BS from Delaware State University.