Louisville violence reduction: How businesses can help

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ENFORCEMENT

  • Post 574-LMPD crime tip line in break rooms, employee bathrooms or other employee gathering areas
  • Donate to the Louisville Police Foundation

INTERVENTION

  • Conduct conflict resolution trainings in your organization
  • Conduct bystander intervention trainings such as Green Dot

PREVENTION

  • Hire a SummerWorks employee
  • Create a companywide community volunteer or paid mentorship policy
  • Donate funding to local prevention efforts
  • Donate to drug and alcohol prevention efforts and drug rehabilitation facilities
  • Share common signs of drug abuse and overdose with all employees
  • Share information about resources to help with addiction
  • Provide drug crisis line and other community resources to employees

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT

  • Apply for a Metro Government Board or Commission
  • Allow employees to use paid time to work on One Love Louisville Work Groups
  • Implement a racial equity tool to assess hiring and compensation practices
  • Take advantage of the Federal Bonding program
  • Develop internal support groups for individuals with limited work experiences
  • Become a “B corporation” using business as a force for good and a solution to social and environmental challenges

RE-ENTRY

  • Implement restorative justice practices (i.e. support the Ban the Box campaign)
  • Become a mentor for the ReImage program
  • 2 FACT Program
  • Commit to employing individuals who have been justice involved but are in need of a Second Chance

Call 574-1903 or Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/safe-neighborhoods for more information

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