Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $3,907,000)
The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) will use the grant funds to aid in supporting the health and wellness of people in custody as they are released including those who are pre- or without conviction and ensure staff are trained, safe, supported, and engaged to ensure a smooth transition for those released from custody. The grant funds will allow for designing internal job training and education programs, release protocols, and post-release procedures to minimize the disruption of being detained and smoothing the transition to the community. OPSO requires funding for upgrading and modernizing its information technology and data system infrastructure for tracking information and data needed to aid processes and capabilities. OPSO also has funding needs for transportation, equipment, and internal and external programming.