What Will You Do Louisville?

PACT in Action wants to know:  #WhatWillYouDo to break the cycle of violence in our community? In honor of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Louisville Metro Government Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods issued a challenge to local youth to submit project ideas that may help reduce incidents of violence involving youth in […]

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That’s My Song

This post in a continuation of what we touched on last week. We are still in the series of music and its effect on violence in our communities, particularly in romantic relationships. It is sometimes hard to analyze the songs that we enjoy so much because we do not want to admit that we are […]

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Tomorrow Kicks off the 2016 CWF Gift Card Drive

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release   CONTACT Jeanine Triplett                                                             Kiera Hall Jeanine.triplett@cwfempower.org                    kiera.hall@cwfempower.org The Center for Women and Families                The Center for Women and Families 502-693-3206 (cell)                                         812-697-1158 (cell) 502-581-7207 (desk)                                       502-581-7261 (desk)   2016 HOLIDAY GIFT CARD DRIVE KICK-OFF – NOVEMBER 30 THE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES ENCOURAGE […]

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The Impact of Music on Dating Violence

Since this election has come to a brutal end, we have been going through a whirlwind of emotions. Our teens have expressed their feelings toward our new president-elect, what his new position means for our work, and the progress that we are trying to make as a community to decrease violence and intolerance. To see […]

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Parents, Let’s Make An IMPACT!

Teen dating violence is real. We all want to believe that it will never affect us, but it can. It can happen to your daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, or even the friends that your teens interact with daily. Instead of being reactive when the situation hits home, let’s all become proactive and keep our loved […]

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#WHYPACT

SCHOOL OFFICIAL TO TEEN ASSAULT VICTIM: WHY DIDN’T YOU BITE HIS PENIS? 16 YEAR OLD CHARGED AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULTS NEAR UOFL JUDGE MAY LOSE JOB 2 YEARS AFTER ‘KEEP YOUR KNEES TOGETHER’ RAPE COMMENT These are real article headings that have flooded the blogs of major news sites over the past several weeks. You would think that […]

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Forward Radio’s Interview of PACT In Action Youth

February 3, 2016, during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, FORward Radio joined PACT In Action’s youth on a number of different projects; among them was an interview with Laura Patterson. We are extremely grateful for FORward Radio’s commitment to building community, preventing violence and educating. Also we thank Laura and SCZ for the opportunity to hang […]

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7 Ways You Can Get Involved During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  “Each year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. At a rate far higher than other forms of youth violence, teen dating violence impacts 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.”1 February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)! In an effort to […]

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Built Environment Assessment

Pictured above is Anthony Shepard posing in front of a local barbershop during PACT’s Algonquin Built Environment Assessment. Anthony Shepard and Dahabo Kerow are PACT in Action’s co-chairs and graduating seniors!!!! We’re really appreciative of the great work they have put forth in creating a safer and healthier Louisville thus far. Both Anthony and Dahabo worked […]

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A Few Words from the New Youth Coordinator

Hey, PACT community! It feels weird to be on this side of the website I tracked for weeks, trying to learn (from the outside) what it meant to be involved in the life-affirming work of PACT Teens in Action. But I’m here and ready to be about the work of #preventinit. Here are a few […]

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