Louisville violence reduction: How faith groups can help

 

Please participate in the Faith Based Organization Contact Directory

 

ENFORCEMENT

  • Post 574-LMPD crime tip line in bathrooms and other places congregants visit.
  • Invite LMPD leadership, both central and local division, to speak before congregants.

INTERVENTION

  • Join the Clergy Resource Team
  • Join the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods Community Response Team

PREVENTION

  • Educate parents on how to monitor children’s social media and other behavior
  • Share common signs of drug abuse and overdose with congregants
  • Share information about resources to help with addiction
  • Provide drug crisis line and other community resources to congregants
  • Make conflict resolution a theme in your church and provide trainings for youth
  • Host bystander prevention trainings
  • Create a space for neighborhood youth leadership and voices to be heard

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

  • Encourage congregants to become One Love Louisville Ambassadors
  • Encourage congregants to join the One Love Louisville Work Groups
  • Partner with local community-based agencies and schools to develop programs and initiatives in your area.
  • Sponsor a Brightside cleaning in your neighborhood
  • Publicly condemn all shootings in your neighborhood
  • Make sure minority-owned businesses are among your vendors

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT

  • Encourage congregants to apply for a Metro Government Board or Commission
  • Host a One Love Louisville Ambassador training or informational session at your church
  • List your church as a community asset through the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

RE-ENTRY

  • Implement restorative justice practices (i.e. support the Ban the Box campaign)
  • Provide basic needs for returning citizens
  • Encourage your congregation to mentor a ReImage participant
  • 2 FACT Program
  • Encourage your congregants to hire justice involved individuals if they are able

 

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