Office of Criminal Justice Coordination
November 1st Releases Information: New Orleans Resources & Services
On November 1, the State will release nearly 1,400 Louisiana state prisoners due to a law taking effect in November that retroactively shortens criminal sentences. The change in law is a part of a larger overhaul of the criminal justice system. The City of New Orleans will welcome approximately 250 people and it is important that they are connected with the services and resources offered by the New Orleans Reentry Task Force.
Collaborating with a number of partners across New Orleans, the City’s Reentry Task Force has created the First Responders Committee of the New Orleans Reentry Task Force to meet their needs and connect them with case managers from a variety of organizations covering job readiness, workforce training, education, health, substance abuse and mental health. Additionally, the team will also have the ability to refer to the diverse network of holistic social service providers that are part of the Reentry Task Force.
The First Responders Committee of the New Orleans Reentry Task Force will be housed at the Probation and Parole Office (1641 Poland Avenue NOLA 70117). If you have any questions, please contact First Responder Committee Manager Kiksha Constantine at (504) 658-4991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Coordination coordinates the efforts of public and private agencies involved in the City's crime control, criminal justice and victim assistance activities. The office administers, monitors and evaluates state and federal grants to facilitate crime reduction efforts. The office acts as the staff of the Criminal Justice Council, which decides the allocation and distribution of criminal justice grant fund for Orleans Parish as the official "pass through" agency for the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. These principal duties are conducted with an eye toward coordination of all public and private efforts in the public safety and criminal justice areas.
Criminal Justice Council Regular Meeting Dates
- January 25, 2017
- April 19, 2017
- August 9, 2017
- November 15, 2017
All meetings will be held at 1:00PM unless publicly posted otherwise.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Any questions regarding these meetings should be forwarded, in writing, to the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination, Room # 8E08, 1300 Perdido St. New Orleans, LA 70112.
Jail Population Management Subcommittee Meeting Dates
- January 30, 2017
- February 21, 2017
- March 14, 2017
- April 24, 2017
- May 23, 2017
- June 20, 2017
- July 17, 2017
- August 21, 2017
- September 18, 2017 - CANCELLED
- September 25, 2017
- October 17, 2017
- Decmber 4, 2017
All meetings will be held at 1:30PM unless publicly posted otherwise.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Any questions regarding this meeting should be forwarded, in writing, to the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination, Room # 8E08,1300 Perdido St. New Orleans, LA 70112.