11:09 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Violence Prevention Task Force Releasing Report This Afternoon

Louisville's Violence Prevention Task Force will release its recommendations and findings to the public and Mayor Greg Fischer this afternoon.

The 37-member task force was created by Fischer after a series of brazen shootings this year in the Parkland neighborhood.

The report includes a range of topics like education, health and community-building.

Drafts of the proposal, which can be found on former task force chair Dr. Blain Hudson's University of Louisville website, show a range of recommendations from setting education goals to subsidizing foreclosed property to provide space for neighborhood associations in communities of need.

Task force members have previously told WFPL that the report includes long-term goals and they don't expect a quick overnight fix. The group did, however, ask for volunteers to take part in a crisis response team recently.

WFPL will have more on the report this afternoon.