May 21 2020 Louisville invites participants to 502Con, city’s inaugural virtual violence prevention conference, planned for this Saturday

In partnership with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, the Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and the Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (YVPRC), local youth leaders Imani Smith, Jailen Leavell and Ahmaad Edmund today announced a new virtual conference for Louisville youth, focused on violence prevention.

Oct 31 2019 Trauma Resilient Community work advances with key community partners

More than 50 representatives from 13 key community partners this month have begun training in the Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Model as part of a $5 million, 5-year federal grant to launch an emerging project to promote resilience and equity for Louisville families and young people most affected by trauma, inequity, and violence in west and south Louisville.

Jul 27 2018 THRIVE fellowship offers new opportunities to young African American men in Louisville

Young African American men who are committed to self-improvement and building new skills will have the opportunity to prepare for careers in public service through the THRIVE Fellowship, a new program being offered through the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.

Mar 19 2018 Mayor Fischer, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the kickoff of Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a campaign to boost violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members.

Oct 12 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints Vincent James as Chief of Community Building

Mayor Fischer today announced the promotion of Vincent James to Louisville’s Chief of Community Building, which includes a leading role in the city’s comprehensive public safety strategy.

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

Aug 4 2017 Mayor Fischer invites faith leaders to sign on to new city directory, attend Faith Forum

Goal: Creating a tool for better communication and engagement

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting all local faith leaders to sign on to a new online tool designed to better connect faith-based organizations with each other and Louisville Metro Government.

Jul 20 2017 Kenan Charitable Trust invests over $5 million to boost life outcomes for young black men in Louisville and Lexington

Cities United joins national partners to support creation of new young leaders fellowships

Today, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced more than $5 million in new funding over the next three years to improve the life outcomes of young Black men and boys aged 16-25.

Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a city of peace and safety

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks from Capturing Ali's Spirit: Creating a City of Peace and Safety on July 6, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center:

 

Jul 6 2017 Mayor Fischer details comprehensive, six-point crime plan, outlines call to action

Speaking to hundreds of community and civic leaders during an I Am Ali Festival event this evening, Mayor Fischer outlined the many factors contributing to a recent spike in homicides in Louisville and the nation’s other largest cities -- including gangs, drugs and an unprecedented number of guns on the streets.

Mar 1 2017 Violence reduction strategy showing progress

Arrests up; assaults, burglaries and robberies down; OSHN investing in prevention and intervention

Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities.

Dec 22 2016 Training available in west Louisville to prepare, connect residents to good jobs

REimage program also working to give second chance to young offenders

Free training to quickly prepare Louisville residents for good jobs in construction, manufacturing and other fields is available in west Louisville, and new classes are starting soon, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Oct 24 2016 Mayor Fischer, community partners announce first Bold Moves Against Suicide Summit

Seeks to make ZERO suicides a community goal

 

Sep 26 2016 REimage program expands to give more Louisville youth a second chance, help prevent violence

Initiative targets third west Louisville neighborhood, Park Hill

Jul 11 2016 Living The "Nature Rich" Life - Saturday, July 16

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Community invited to join conversations about living
“nature-rich” lives 
with author Richard Louv