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July 31, 2020

Orleans Parish Reentry Court: Persistence, Peers, and Possibilities

ORCP emerged from a desire to equip inmates with vocational, educational, and other skills that could lead to gainful employment, thereby reducing the likelihood of recidivism. Judge Laurie A. White and Judge Arthur Hunter of the Orleans Parish,Louisiana, Criminal District Court worked with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DPS&C) to develop the program in 2010; by 2011, Louisiana passed legislation establishing reentry courts.

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