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Louisville (KY) Safe and Healthy Neighborhood Initiative Planning Project

Award Information

Award #
2014-MU-MU-K002
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$290,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $20,000)

At the direction of President Obama, the Departments of Justice and Education launched the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) to begin a national conversation concerning youth and gang violence, raise awareness, and elevate the issue to national significance. This program aims to competitively select as many as five new sites to join the Forum's participating localities of Boston, Camden, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Salinas, and San Jose. The FY 2014 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project is authorized pursuant to paragraph (8) under the Juvenile Justice heading, in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 65.

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government will use FY 14 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project funds to assist the development of a comprehensive plan that blends prevention, intervention, reentry and enforcement aimed at changing social norms that accept or tolerate high levels of violence.

Louisville, Kentucky's Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative will build upon its existing assets including strong neighborhoods and engaged faith-based and non-profit communities. The overall objective of the Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative is to see a dramatic reduction in violent crime in Louisville Metro City/West Neighborhood by: increasing high school and college graduation, increasing employment rate, enhancing the quality of intervention with individuals and families at the first sign of risk, and increasing opportunities for returning citizens in the community.

Stakeholders are well-positioned to build multi-disciplinary partnerships and develop balanced approaches and data driven strategies to address youth violence in their localities. The collaboration will engage community leaders from all sectors and further the innovative partnerships needed to meet the changing needs of all residents of the community. CA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 15 cities that are implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities. OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans.

Louisville Metro Government and its community partners, KentuckyOneHealth, University of Louisville Hospital, Peace Education Program and the University of Louisville Kent School of Social work, will use the Forum funding to: pilot Pivot, a hospital-based violence intervention program with community wraparound case management services; develop a Community of Practice exploring trauma-informed systems of care within the juvenile justice system; and partner with established community-based efforts to develop deeper engagement strategies. The goal of this youth violence prevention effort is to promote the wellbeing of children, young adults, and families; reduce violence; and improve community capacity to address all forms of violence.

CA/NCF

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 15 cities that are implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities. OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans.

Louisville Metro Government and its community partners, KentuckyOneHealth, University of Louisville Hospital, Peace Education Program and the University of Louisville Kent School of Social work, will use the Forum funding to: support a hospital-based violence intervention program with community wraparound case management services; develop a Community of Practice exploring trauma-informed systems of care within the juvenile justice system; and partner with established community-based efforts to develop deeper engagement strategies. The goal of this youth violence prevention effort is to promote the wellbeing of children, young adults, and families; reduce violence; and improve community capacity to address all forms of violence.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2014