Mayor Landrieu, Criminal Justice Stakeholders Announce New Public Safety Assessment Tool Designed to Reduce Jail Population

 On Monday (April 23), Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Criminal District Court, and other criminal justice and community stakeholders, announced a new program, the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) Model, a risk assessment tool and decision-making matrix aimed at continuing to reduce the jail population in...

Sheriff’s Office to hold community meeting April 17

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a community meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday April 17 in Rms. 131-135 of the Professional Schools and Sciences Building at Dillard University. Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman and Compliance Director Darnley Hodge will provide updates on accomplishments and challenges at the Orleans Justice Center during...

Pool at Joe Brown Park Will Close for Renovations April 1 to June 1

Beginning on April 1, 2018, the pool and pool house at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., will be closed to the public until June 1, for renovations which will include renovated locker rooms with Americans with Disabilities-Act compliant showers, and new floors and benches, repainting the pool tub,...

City Council Criminal Justice Committee to Discuss Pre-Booking Diversion Program

Councilwoman Guidry will provide update on 2016's Marijuana Reform Ordinance  The New Orleans City Council Criminal Justice Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 27) in the New Orleans City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., to discuss the LEAD Program, a pre-booking diversion program piloted in the NOPD’s 8th District. ...

City Breaks Ground on the 28-Bed Expansion of Youth Study Center

On March 9, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, city officials and community leaders broke ground on the 28-bed expansion of the Youth Study Center (YSC) at 1100 Milton Street. The $14.8 million, 22,000-square foot expansion will allow for increased services to accommodate juvenile offenders being housed at the Orleans Justice Center. “Since...

Early Voting Starts March 10

Early voting in the May 24 special election takes place from 8:30 a,m, until 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, March 10 through Saturday March 17, with the exception of Sundays. Voters in Orleans Parish will go to the polls to decide three races. In one political contest, Civil District Court...

Dr. Raynard Sanders and The New Orleans Imperative Returns to the Airwaves

The New Orleans Imperative, hosted by Dr. Raynard Sanders, returns to the air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. each Monday on WHIV FM New Orleans FM 102.3.  Listeners can also catch the show online at www.whiv.org or listen at www.theneworleansimperative.org. The New Orleans Imperative began broadcasting in March 2009 as the...

Community Groups Collaborate on Candidate Forums

The Power Coalition, VOTE, Step Up Louisiana and The Jeremiah Group have partnered to give voice to the people in candidate forums being held in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes. On the heels of a historic election in Orleans Parish, voters will head back to the polls for a special...

DCC, Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter Partner to Offer Non-Violent Offenders a Path that Leads to Job, Not Jail

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Already a leader in employing alternative solutions to criminal justice challenges, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Section K Judge Arthur Hunter, who co-founded Orleans Parish Re-Entry Court to help address recidivism, has now teamed up with Delgado Community College to offer non-violent offenders a second chance that...