Key Reports

For a more in depth view of the foundation, history, methodology and scope of the OSHN please read our reports:

Strategies to Prevent Violence in Louisville Metro: Short and Long-term Recommendations: This 122 page document was written by the Violence Prevention Work Group (VPWG) which comprised of 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 OSHN through its 42 recommendations.

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For a summary (click here)   


Louisville’s Blueprint for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Phase One: Moving Louisville to Action: 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. 

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Louisville’s Blueprint for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Phase II: One Love Louisville: 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.

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  • My Brother's Keeper (#MBKLou): This action plan is a response to The White House's My Brother's Keeper Challenge that was accepted by Mayor Greg Fischer in September 2014. This plan addresses challenges faced by boys and young men of color and focuses on removing the barriers that hinder them from reaching their full potential. MBKLou is a supplemental plan under the One Love Louisville action plan which aims to reduce and prevent homicides, suicides and overdoses throughout Louisville Metro. To read this report (click here