The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will hold a special discussion at its first meeting of the year to hear about the impact of crime on a specific group that sometime gets lost in the aftermath of violence: crime victims.
“Many times this Committee talks with law enforcement and other agencies to see how we can combat the growing homicide rate and violent crime,” says Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) who chairs the Committee. “It is important we also hear about how victims are trying to piece their lives and their families back together after the kind of tragedies we are seeing on our streets. We need to know if we are meeting their needs in healing.”
The Committee will hear from Joshua Crawford of the Pegasus Institute, who is the author of Voices of the Survivors: Louisville Metro Violent Crime Impact Report.
Also invited are Brigadier General Rob Givens, Air Force (Retired), and survivors Micheshia Norment, Nicole Taylor, and Misty Tweedy along with retired LMPD Officer Richard Gibbs.
The Public Safety Committee will meet at 3:30pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.
All Metro Council Committee meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 and on UVERSE Channel 99. You can watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk and click the “Watch Meetings Online” button.