When someone is shot in Louisville, as in jurisdictions throughout the country, there is an immediate, multifaceted, and very expensive response from an array of government agencies. In the past five years, Louisville has had an approximate average of 116 homicides which result in an annual expense to taxpayers of more than $104.4 million.
This 122-page document was written by the Violence Prevention Work Group (VPWG) which comprised the work and resources of almost 100 community members representing various areas of the city. This group was co-chaired by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt and Dr. J. Blaine Hudson. This document, often referred to as the VPWG Report, provided the foundational support for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods through its 42 recommendations.
This brief document explains the framework for the first two years of the city’s violence prevention efforts which includes the vision, goals, and areas of concentration and governance structure for the OSHN.
This document is a comprehensive community action plan that thoroughly outlines the history, focus, planning/implementation process and the 13 goals and 42 initiatives for the second two years of the city’s violence prevention efforts. The goals and initiatives were developed by 100+ community members representing various parts of the city over a six to eight month period. This document is also highlighted as the launch of the One Love Louisville: Be the One to Make a Difference campaign which focuses on encouraging all Louisville residents and friends to flex their citizenship muscle and get involved.
This report offers a comprehensive look at the work the work of the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods as well as an update towards our goals and initiatives.
Lead by Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer and his Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, this plan puts forth 5 goals aimed at reducing youth involvement, exposure and impact of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults using the balanced and coordinated PIER (Prevention, Intervention, Enforcement and Re-Entry) approach. The Center for Disease Control’s Public Health Approach to youth violence is utilized and thus the goals focus on increasing positive outcomes and coordinating efforts in five systemic areas-community building, education, employment and economic development, health and social wellness and juvenile and criminal justice.