Youth Violence Prevention

Creating Better Outcomes For The Next Generation 

All young people deserve to have every basic need, every resource, every opportunity to become a successful and prosperous individual with a long and happy life ahead. However, for some youth, they begin life at a clear disadvantage compared to their peers. We know our youth 24 and under are exposed to many forms of violence, such as homicide, shootings, and assaults and it can create negative outcomes for them. In addition to our One Love Louisville Community Action Plan, we also focus our efforts on developing prevention and intervention strategies to create safe environments for our youth. We also understand some youth may have gone down the wrong path and through additional supports around reentry will be able to refocus his or her short term and long term goals.

Guiding Principles

Our work is grounded in the belief that we can reduce violence by increasing and systematizing coordination and collaboration through new partnerships and combining resources. We commit to common results and indictators for the city as a whole and development of methods to track progress. Everyone will have a role and a voice, resident and neighborhood engagement is critical to advance this work. Young people have the knowledge and ideas around violence and how to focus prevention efforts--

We want to elevate the youth voice in this process.

OLL Youth

We encourage everyone to be involved in youth violence prevention. The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods created the Youth Implementation Team in order to engage youth and promote youth-led efforts that have an impact across Metro Louisville.

The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods has partnered with Students Against Violence Everywhere since 2017 by participating in National Youth Violence Prevention Week.  

 

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