Largest drop in murder rate among comparable cities
In order to prevent violence, it is necessary to direct efforts across multiple levels of the model at the same time.
Number of murders is important because ultimately we are trying to prevent lives being taken through violence.
In the 4 years since the NOLA FOR LIFE launch, there have been 86 fewer murders and an 18% lower murder rate.
We're focused like a laser on the small percentage of young men who are killing and being killed. Our message to them: Stop the Shootings.
We cannot arrest our way out of this problem. NOLA FOR LIFE puts a heavy emphasis on helping our young people and families succeed.
Training and better access to good jobs provides a path away from violence and toward opportunity.
The environment in which people live, work, and play has an impact on an individual’s quality of life and risk of being involved with violence.
Strong police work combined with help from the community prevents violence in our neighborhoods and quickly holds those who commit violence accountable.
NOLA FOR LIFE does not exist in a vacuum.
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NOLA FOR LIFE engages partners from every sector to change the culture of violence that keeps our young men from reaching their potential.
These resources connect New Orleans citizens to NOLA FOR LIFE service providers.
Take part in the robust, proactive plan to reduce murders in New Orleans.
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Learn about the cross-sector strategic partners supporting our work.
We ask questions to people making a difference in the community.
The NOLA FOR LIFE Channel offers original programming to educate and inform citizens of the City’s efforts to reduce the murder rate.
The public awareness campaign by Spike Lee, award-winning director and producer, designed to change the attitudes of and about young, black men, and their perception in the media.
On December 8-9, 2014, over 300 participants came together for the NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium – a two-day dialogue designed to explore the broader issues contributing to the homicide rate in New Orleans.
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Our goal is to raise $2,000,000 to fund local, high quality service providers that help individuals “flip their script.”
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We would not be able to accomplish the work we do without the help and support of partners across every sector. Partners from every sector are actively engaged to help us see results.
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