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OPSO’s Day Reporting Center Celebrates Graduation of 12 Individuals

Ceremony marks 24th graduation for OPSO

WHAT:

 Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will preside over the graduation of 12 individuals from the New Orleans Day Reporting Center (NODRC). This marks the 24th graduation since the program was implemented at the OPSO in 2009.

The NODRC program, an alternative to incarceration, teaches participants the skills and tools necessary to succeed as hardworking members of the greater New Orleans community. Participants have undergone education, employment, substance abuse and anger management classes in addition to individual and group counseling sessions.

To date, 577 individuals have successfully completed the requirements of the NODRC program, with the majority having already secured post-employment opportunities.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. – Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
WHERE: 819 South Broad Street
WHO: Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO)/td>

The NODRC, a partnership between the OPSO and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections, is an alternative to incarceration where active attendance and compliance with the rules of the Day Reporting Center allows a parole or probation violator to avoid jail.

This program strives to maximize the experience of an individual who is under the supervision of Probation and Parole by assisting them with community re-integration through education, substance abuse treatment, individual and group work, employment, anger management and a variety of other services deemed appropriate for the individual.


 

Orleans Parish Sheriff Gusman Announces Selection Of OPSO Compliance Director

NEW ORLEANS - 08-25-2016

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is pleased to announce Gary Maynard as the OPSO's new Compliance Director.

Mr. Maynard has more than four decades of corrections experience. He served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections for seven years, managing eleven thousand employees, twenty-two thousand prison inmates, four thousand jail detainees and a $1.2 billion annual budget. He has also served as the Director of the State Department of Corrections in Iowa, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

Mr. Maynard begins work immediately. "I'm looking forward to working with Sheriff Gusman to meet this challenge head on," Maynard said. "I am familiar with the issues the Sheriff's Office is facing and I am ready to get to work to bring the jail into compliance."

The OPSO Compliance Director is charged with implementing the strategies needed to achieve substantial compliance for the one-hundred and seventy-three items in the consent decree currently in place. Maynard will also be a conduit that can gain access to the financial and operational resources that the Sheriff's Office has been denied for years.

"I look forward to working with Gary immediately to develop an action plan that outlines the methods for achieving substantial compliance with a majority of the items in the consent decree within a year," Sheriff Gusman said. "Through our collective work, we will achieve clarity on the budget needed to operate the Orleans Justice Center and meet the other items outlined in the consent decree."

Mr. Maynard will seek the Sheriff's advice and approval on all decisions related to consent decree compliance. He will be an independent contractor to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and report to the Court.

Sheriff Gusman wishes to thank the distinguished evaluation panel who interviewed the candidates and assisted him in the selection of this important position. The panel's insight was invaluable in making this decision. Panel members included:

  • U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
  • Attorney General Jeff Landry, State of Louisiana
  • District Attorney Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr., Orleans Parish
  • Sheriff Newell Normand, Jefferson Parish
  • Rafael C. Goyeneche III, President, The Metropolitian Crime Commission
  • Morris Reed, President of the NAACP New Orleans Chapter
  • Erica McConduit-Diggs, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Urban League of Greater New Orleans
  • Pat Bryant, Civil Rights Advocate, Justice and Beyond
  • Steven Kennedy, Justice and Beyond
  • Krystina Jones, Justice and Beyond
  • Kimya Holmes, Capital Defense Project
  • Reverend Willie Gabel, Pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church and Interdominational Ministerial Alliance in New Orleans,
  • Dr. Crispus S. Gordon, Jr., President of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention and Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in New Orleans

 

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