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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Violence Prevention

The Health Department is committed to creating a safer New Orleans and building a healthier life for residents. We work to prevent violence so that individuals can have better physical and emotional health.

Behavioral health plays an important role in violence prevention and the Health Department addresses both areas. See our behavioral health page to learn more.

Domestic Violence Prevention

The Health Department works to help coordinate the City's response to domestic violence and sexual assault. View our brochure about the Health Department's initiatives.

If your partner tries to hurt or control you, you can get help. Please view our Domestic Violence resources brochure.

NOLA for Life

NOLA FOR LIFE is the Mayor's comprehensive murder reduction strategy. The Health Department is taking the lead on several NOLA FOR LIFE initiatives, focusing mainly on efforts to Invest in Prevention. Learn more about the Health Department's involvement in NOLA FOR LIFE.

National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

In September 2012, New Orleans was chosen to join the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention external link, a White House initiative to reduce youth violence and gang activity and improve public safety. Find out more about New Orleans' participation in this program.

Violence and the Public’s Health

The New Orleans Health Department is taking a public health approach to violence prevention. Learn more about what that means and why the Health Department is involved in violence prevention efforts.

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Last updated: 12/13/2017 5:02:44 PM

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