Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative
Serving Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes
When individuals return from prison, their likelihood of contributing positively to their community relies on their ability to secure meaningful employment, find a place to live, and have the education and resources necessary to advance in life – a task increasingly challenging in Louisiana.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative (LA-PRI) aims to ensure that every individual released back into Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes will have a chance of securing a job that pays a livable wage, staying out of prison, and living longer, healthier lives — and that translates into a safer, healthier, and more vibrant community for everyone.
Continuum of Care
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The successful execution of the LA-PRI model involves three phases through the life of a prisoner’s sentence:
Phase 1: Getting Ready The Institutional Phase Assessment & Prison Programming
Phase 2: Transitioning The Transitional Phase Release Preparation and Collaborative Case Planning
Phase 3: Staying Home The Community Phase Treatment & Supervision Plan
In Southeast Louisiana, United Way’s LA-PRI operates as the regional Reentry program in Jefferson Parish in conjunction with local officials.
Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Program in Jefferson Parish
Serves as a model and a framework to help improve public safety. Life can be difficult. It can always present you with certain circumstances that are challenging to navigate, so imagine if on top of that you have a record and you’ve been release from prison…
Jefferson Parish Council
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New Orleans
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center For Social Justice
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Community Co-Chair – Business and Industry, President of the Slone Group
Probation and Parole Community Co-Chair, Re-Entry Program Manager - Jefferson Parish Probation and Parole
Captain Byron Williams, Ed.S
Institution Co-Chair - Director - Southeastern Regional Reentry Program, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office
Intermediary Organization - Representative, Chief Impact Officer – United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Probation and Parole Co-Chair - Jefferson Parish Probation and Parole - East, District Administrator, EJD
Probation and Parole Co-Chair - Jefferson Parish Probation and Parole - West, District Administrator, JPD
Steering Team Member, Reentry Program Director – CCANO
LA-PRI Regional Program Manager
Jefferson Parish Community Coordinator
St. Tammany Parish*
In Southeast Louisiana, United Way’s LA-PRI operates as the regional Reentry program in St. Tammany Parish in conjunction with local officials.
*United Way and partners will begin serving St. Tammany Parish in 2021-2022.
22nd Judicial District Court
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
Church of The King
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
NAMI St. Tammany
Northshore Technical Community College
St. Tammany Probation and Parole
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Upward Community Services
St. Tammany Probation & Parole, Re-Entry Program Manager, Probation and Parole Co-Chair
Church of The King Prison Ministry Pastor, Community Co-Chair, Church of The King
Deputy Chief Douglas Sharp
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Institution Co-Chair, St. Tammany Parish Jail
The Honorable William H. Burris
22nd Judicial Court
Re-Entry Program Director, CCANO
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