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.
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
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative (LA-PRI) aims to ensure that every individual released back into the community 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.
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.
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
Jefferson Parish Council
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New Orleans
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Jefferson Parish Steering Committee