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OPSO RE-ENTRY PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS ON RE-ENTRY COURSE FOR OJC INMATES

NEW ORLEANS - 12-07-2021

The OPSO Re-Entry Program has partnered with the University of New Orleans on a new course that aims to teach re-entry inmates skills needed to enter the workforce upon release from custody.

The 12-session course covers a variety of topics including creating a resume, applying and interviewing for jobs, and practicing public speaking. By the end of the course, successful students will have produced a resume, an informational speech to pitch to potential employers, as well as a business plan.

UNO has donated to the Orleans Justice Center 12 computers that are an integral part of the re-entry course taught by UNO instructors. Re-entry inmates use the computers to either create or shore up their online presence since many employers now review a job applicant's accounts on social media and employment platforms like Google, Facebook and Indeed.

Gregory Carroll, director of inmate programs, said one group of re-entry offenders has already earned certificates from the UNO-Orleans Justice Center Re-Entry Course and a second cohort is underway. "We hope this re-entry course serves as a launching pad, to not only get a job, but possibly to start a business or further their education," he said.

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman said, "The Orleans Justice Center Re-Entry Course provides inmates with the skills and tools necessary to succeed as hardworking members of the greater New Orleans community. The Sheriff's Office is pleased to collaborate with the University of New Orleans in rebuilding the lives of inmates who can use their newly acquired skills to positively impact their families, and contribute to the well-being of our city."

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UNO instructors help re-entry inmates create an online
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OJC re-entry inmates also receive instruction on rehearsing an employment
pitch, drafting business plans and furthering their education.

   

OJC INMATES CAST BALLOTS IN NOV. 13TH ELECTION

NEW ORLEANS - 11-11-2021

In keeping with his long-standing support of inmate voting, Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman today announced that 10 Orleans Justice Center inmates -- deemed to be eligible voters by the Registrar of Voters -- cast their ballots in the Nov. 13 primary election.

A total of 58 inmates requested ballots for this election. After a vetting process, the Registrar's Office determined that 11 inmates were eligible to vote. Ten of the 11 inmates cast absentee ballots. One eligible inmate was released from custody before casting a ballot.

"The Sheriff's Office has consistently encouraged eligible inmates to exercise their right to vote in every election, since I became Sheriff in 2004," Sheriff Gusman said. "It's important to preserve access to the ballot for all eligible voters."


 

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For the latest and most accurate information on our public bids, please access the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office on www.centralbidding.com.There is...

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Medical Inmate Advocate

If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.

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All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:


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Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.

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West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.





United States Marshals Task Force

OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.



Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.

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Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...

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Programs for Inmates

Transitional Workforce Center

Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.

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Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...

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HIV Counseling and Testing

This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...

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GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.

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Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...

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Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...

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