NEW ORLEANS, LA-- Earlier this year, the City of New Orleans commissioned a third party study of the New Orleans criminal justice system. The Public Financial Management Group (PFM) researched best practices, analyzed operational and budgetary data from across the criminal justice system, and conducted over 30 meetings with key stakeholders.
In the first part of their report released today, PFM provides an overview of each interconnected section of the Orleans Parish Criminal Justice System and makes a case for better coordination and accountability throughout the system. Furthermore, PFM outlines a series of budgetary performance measures used in other jurisdictions and lays out other opportunities for collaboration between groups and agencies.
“Mayor Landrieu’s number one priority is to make New Orleans safe and the justice system fair,” said Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin. “This is good information to have as we and our partners continue our historic efforts to reform and improve all aspects of the New Orleans Criminal Justice System. It will be particularly helpful to our administration and the City Council as we move through the budget process these next few months.”
The PFM report is attached.