Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative
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. Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative
state ranking for imprisonment rate
of individuals released from prison will return within one year
of formerly incarcerated individuals are still jobless up to a year after release
We’re on a mission to enhance public safety and reduce costs by implementing a seamless plan of services and supervision developed for each offender – delivered through state and local collaboration – from the time of their incarceration through their transition, reintegration, and aftercare in the community.
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.
of LA-PRI participants in Jefferson Parish did not recidivate in year one
of LA-PRI participants in Jefferson Parish secured permanent employment
of legal cases of been resolved for LA-PRI participants in Jefferson Parish
Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative 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 released 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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