About Us


Vision:  Louisville will be a city of safe neighborhoods, where all citizens feel secure, supported and prepared for lifelong success.

Purpose:  To create neighborhoods that supports every citizen from Prenatal – through – Education – to – Career. While focusing energy and resources on youth (ages 0-11), juveniles (12-17) and young adults (ages 18-30) as well as on those most impacted by homicides, suicides and overdoses.

Primary Objective: Reduce the number of violent deaths experienced by young adults and decrease the number of youth exposed to violence

We Must:

  • Increase high school and college graduation rates  
  •  Increase the employment rate in Louisville, with a focus on our most economically challenged neighborhoods
  • Enhance access to quality out of school time programs
  • Enhance the quality of intervention with individuals and families at first sign of risk
  • Increase opportunities for returning  citizens
  • Conduct annual quality of life surveys

Community Plan:  The work of the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is accomplished due to the collaborative efforts of government partners, corporate partners, community partners, neighborhood residents and faith-based partners focused on reducing homicides, suicides, drug overdoses, assaults and shootings in our city.

Desired Outcomes:

  • More youth connected to a caring adult
  • Decrease in shootings
  • Decrease in homicides
  • Decrease in suicides
  • Decrease in overdoses

Desired Youth Impacts:

  • Reduction in overall youth violence
  • More resilient, empowered youth
  • Fewer youth exposed to violence
  • Higher employment among youth and young adults
  • Better educated  young people


Areas of Engagement

  • Community Building
  • Education
  • Employment and Economic Development
  • Health and Social Wellness
  • Juvenile and Criminal Justice


Sub-Areas of Engagement

  • Black Male Achievement
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Faith-Based Engagement  
  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Re-Entry: Reducing Prison Recidivism
  • Youth Violence