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Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office | Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman

Employee Of The Month - January 2014

NEW ORLEANS - 1-31-2014

eom_jan2014_lgCivil Division employee Lourie Matthews is the Employee of the Month for January 2014. Mrs. Matthews joined the Sheriff's Office in May 1990. She has worked in various sections of the Sheriff's Office namely Movables/Garnishments, Docket and currently Real Estate Foreclosures. She is assigned to seize real estate properties and create auction notices to serve on the litigants involved in these cases. She has also assisted in training new employees. Mrs. Matthew's understanding of the seizure process is a great asset to the Real Estate Section. Her supervisor, Mrs. B. Douglas, says that Mrs. Matthews is a very cooperative worker and is well informed when providing information to potential bidders at the auction.

Mrs. Matthews says that she enjoys working real estate and plans to continue to give her best to the Sheriff's Office.


OPSO In The News


Sheriff Gusman Interview:

The Bottom Line with The New Orleans Tribune. An interview with Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and OPSO Chief of Corrections Carmen DeSadier to talk about the challenges and controversies facing the Sheriff's Office.

UNDER FIRE & FIRING BACK: – The New Orleans Tribune

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Source: The New Orleans Tribune by Anitra Brown


Re-Entry Program Celebrates 30th Graduation and The Rehabilitation of More Than 700 Individuals To-Date

NEW ORLEANS - 10-22-2018

Program Serves as an Alternative to Incarceration While Teaching Valuable Life Skills


Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will officiate at the graduation of 15 individuals from the New Orleans Day Reporting Center (NODRC). The ceremony marks the center's 30th graduation since the program's inception in 2009.

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

To date, more than 700 individuals have successfully completed the requirements of the program, with the majority having already secured post-employment opportunities.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
OPSO's American Textile Building
819 S. Broad Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman
Graduates of NORDC
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO)
Family and friends of graduates

Sister Lilianne Flavin Is OPSO’s Volunteer Of The Year

NEW ORLEANS - 04-24-2019


From left to right are Compliance Director Darnley Hodge, Sister Lilianne Flavin, OPSO Volunteer of the Year, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman.

First-ever Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held recently

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has named a long-time volunteer, Sister Lilianne Flavin, as Volunteer of the Year 2018. Sister Lilianne received the honor at OPSO'S inaugural Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held earlier this month.

Sister Lilianne, an educator and spiritual adviser, lead a field of 37 volunteers who received certificates of appreciation for serving as volunteer chaplains, social workers and therapists. These volunteers provide educational and mental health services as well as spiritual guidance to inmates at the Orleans Justice Center.

The awards were presented by Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Compliance Director Darnley Hodge. "Sister Lilianne was one of the first volunteers I encountered when I became Sheriff in 2004 and she had already amassed many years as a volunteer here," Sheriff Gusman said. "I want to thank Sister Lilianne for volunteering at the Sheriff's Office for the past 36 years."

She began incorporating visits to the parish jail after encountering people who had been incarcerated or who were the relative of someone incarcerated. Since 1983, Sister Lilianne has visited OPSO facilities every Tuesday and Wednesday for two hours each day.

In her acceptance speech after receiving the award, Sister Lilianne said she is humbled by this experience of volunteering at the jail. "I feel privileged to be able to volunteer at the Orleans Justice Center. I've been called specifically to meet inmates at a time in their lives when they truly need God," she said.

Sister Lilianne, of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters Cabra, began here ministry teaching in low-income neighborhoods in the Uptown area. Besides volunteering at the Sheriff's Office, Sister Lilianne teaches HiSet classes at Hope House, which offers a program for persons to obtain a high school diploma.

The Sheriff's Office relies on a cadre of organizations and volunteers that provide inmates with a range of services from educational, to religious, to re-entry and more. If you wish to volunteer, contact Debra Hammons, director of policy and inmate services, at 504-827-4519, or via email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Free Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar - 7/30/2019

NEW ORLEANS - 6-11-2019real-estate-background-8

Sheriff Gusman will present a free Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar on:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST

Civil District Court Building,
421 Loyola Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320
(Old Jury Pool Room)

Registration is not required.

The seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 pm, so come early and get a good seat.

Hope to see you there.


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