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Sheriff’s Office receives Bronze Key Award from Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has received the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Dependence Bronze Key Award in honor of the Southeast Regional Re-Entry Program.

The award is the highest and most prestigious award given by the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA). CADA only gives the award to organizations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to substance abuse prevention and/or treatment.

"We have been making strides on addressing substance abuse and reducing recidivism through our re-entry program," said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman "We're humbled that CADA recognizes our efforts," Sheriff Gusman accepted the award at a CADA awards luncheon with OPSO Re-Entry Director Leo Hayden at his side.

The Sheriff's Office is partnering with CADA to expand and enhance substance abuse treatment services with the help of a three-year, $1.2 million federal grant. "The goal is to provide substance abuse treatment and to give inmates the tools to get out of jail and never return," said CADA Executive Director Joyce Bracey.

 

OPSO Signs Partial Settlement With City Of New Orleans

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The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has reached a partial agreement with the City of New Orleans that will allow the Sheriff's Office to increase staffing and bring the office one step closer to full compliance with the consent agreement signed in December 2012.

"We're pleased that the Sheriff's Office is making significant progress with this agreement," said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman. "This partial agreement serves as the framework for substantial compliance with the consent agreement."

Under today's agreement, the city pledged to provide funding that will allow the Sheriff's Office to better project payroll funding, hire additional deputies through the end of the year and fill critical positions called for in the consent agreement: a classification manager, a compliance coordinator and in human resources.

Both Sheriff's Office and City of New Orleans officials pledged to meet in the coming weeks to continue to resolve issues related to funding and consent decree compliance.

"We've made a significant step today," Sheriff Gusman said. "On behalf of the Sheriff's Office, I'd like to thank the court and the monitor for their guidance; and I'd also like to thank the City for their good faith in these negotiations."

 

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