Listed below are the ten solutions, per community input, suggested for concerned citizens to contribute time and resources:

1. Job Training Programs. Resume Writing/ Career Development Workshops.

2. Implement a personal development program for male youth that focuses on morals, positive behaviors, and progressive lifestyle choices.

3. Neighborhood Cleanup, Adopt a Block (Westend Street Patrol) Assess needs via surveys.

4. Workshops/Forums focused on Conflict Resolution – Hotline for parents to call.

5. Implement a Community Empowerment Initiative (Promotes community businesses, entrepreneurship, nonprofit development, local commerce, and establishes area culturally inclusive educational programs and schools).

6. Community Advocacy Board/Liaison to address property/rental issues (Slumlords, Neglected Properties, and Rental Assistance.)

7. Implement community programs that develops and promotes minority leadership within city government.

8. Community Cease fire between rival neighborhoods.

9. Motivational Speaker Series & Hip Hop “Stop The Violence” Campaign.

10. Open up metro corrections, JCYC, and community barbershops for mentoring and reentry programs.

Just got back from a controlled, input/feedback forum on addressing West Louisville's violent crime from a community level.

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West Louisville, KY – People filled The Louisville Urban League Tuesday evening for a town hall discussion tonight on the LUL campus in west louisville regarding race relations and violent crime.

The featured panelists for the town hall meeting were:

  • LMPD police chief Steve Conrad;
  • the Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby of St. Stephen Baptist Church and president of Simmons College of Kentucky;
  • Sadiqa Reynolds, Esq. President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League;

The moderators were Dr. Ricky L. Jones of the University of Louisville and the Ricky Jones Show on 93.1 The Beat and WHAS Radio's Terry Meiners.

Photos by urban photojournalist, Bud Dorsey 2016