Violence Prevention Work Group http://wfpl.org en Louisville Leaders Outline How Far Anti-Violence Efforts Have Come, Where They're Headed http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-leaders-outline-how-far-anti-violence-efforts-have-come-where-theyre-headed <p>Louisville officials have outlined progress from its violence prevention work over the past year and have provided a number of long-term goals that include supporting ex-convicts and continuing to build partnerships around the city.</p><p>It was over a year ago that <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/05/17/fischer-condemns-shootings-will-meet-with-west-end-leaders/">city, business and community leaders convened in Metro Hall</a> following high-profile shootings in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood. They were trying to answer the question of how to address the city’s violent crime.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7328 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Leaders Outline How Far Anti-Violence Efforts Have Come, Where They're Headed J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-steps-down-university-louisville-dean <p>J. Blaine Hudson is resigning &nbsp;at the end December as dean of the College of Arts &amp; Sciences at the University of Louisville, a post he's held since 2004.</p><p>Hudson took a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-dean-j-blaine-hudson-takes-leave-absence-due-illness">leave of absence in August </a>for medical reasons. He told faculty then in an e-mail that he'd had cranial surgery but his prognosis was positive.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:39:03 +0000 Joseph Lord 3003 at http://wfpl.org J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean Mayor’s Violence Task Force Holds First Meeting http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-s-violence-task-force-holds-first-meeting-0 <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer&rsquo;s Violence Prevention Workgroup is having its first meeting Monday.</p><p>The 37-member task force includes business, civic and religious leaders and was formed in response to a brazen shooting in the Parkland neighborhood last month. Among the group&rsquo;s first goals will be to develop an inventory of youth services and long-term strategies to address escalating crime.</p><p>But the group has been criticized for being too large and its lack of women and young adults appointed by the mayor. Others have said the task force isn&#39;t moving quickly enough as more heinous shootings have occurred since the initial violence spurred its creation.</p><p>University of Louisville Arts &amp; Sciences Dean J. Blaine Hudson is chairing the task force. He says concerns about the group are valid, but those criticisms should not distract from efforts to deter systemic violence.</p><p>&ldquo;You&rsquo;ll have people who legitimately feel the need to speak out. What they might be able to contribute to the larger process is a whole other question. Some people have a lot to say about immediate issues, less to say about long-term issues,&rdquo; he says.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 680 at http://wfpl.org