Mayor's Office, University of Louisville establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center
CDC awards $5.7 million to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences to develop community partnership
Date Published: 11/20/2015
Many West Louisville youth experience and are affected by violence. In hopes of addressing this tragic community issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) $5.7 million to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey were among key community members and partners present to establish the new University of Louisville Youth Violence Prevention Research Center.
“Too many young people see violence as the only way to resolve issues, and we’ve got to find a way to turn that around. We’ve got to show our young people another way. I’m excited about this effort to get out in front of the issues challenging so many in our community, and I’m thrilled to have our Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods take part in this partnership,”said Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer.
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