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Community Partners to Announce New Violence Prevention Initiative
A new violence prevention initiative will be announced, designed to address and prevent violent crime in West Louisville. Following a year with much attention focused on the spike in violent crime in Louisville, this initiative brings together a coalition, including KentuckyOne Health, to help young adults from nine west Louisville neighborhoods.
The program will help link adult survivors of violent gun and knife injuries treated at University of Louisville Hospital, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, to community resources. The coordinated effort to decrease violence is intended to promote healthy choices and avoid further injury or involvement with law enforcement.
WHAT: Announcement of a new violence prevention community initiative designed to address violent crime in West Louisville
WHEN: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
WHERE: University of Louisville Hospital Auditorium
Enter through Ambulatory Care Building, 550 S. Jackson St.
WHO: Mayor Greg Fischer
Ruth Brinkley, CEO, KentuckyOne Health
Ken Marshall, University of Louisville Hospital President
Eileen Blanton, Executive Director at Peace Education Program
Eddie Woods, Director of Youth Development for Neighborhood House
OPPORTUNITIES: Photo/video of speakers Broll kit (provided) Interviews with Mayor Fischer, KentuckyOne Health officials and other speakers