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Orleans Parish Temporary Detention Center to be discussed at Wednesday meeting

The continued use of the Mid-City-located Orleans Parish Temporary Detention Center will be discussed at a Criminal Justice Committee meeting Wednesday, according to Councilwoman Susan Guidry’s office.

The meeting, to be held at 1 p.m., will also include a presentation and discussion about the Municipal Court Community Alternatives Program, designed to get people with mental health problems out of the criminal justice system, according Guidry’s office.

For more information, read the release below:
What: The Criminal Justice Committee Chair Councilmember Susan Guidry has called a committee meeting on Wednesday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. Among the Agenda items scheduled to be heard at Wednesday’s committee meeting:

Presentation and discussion on the Municipal Court Community Alternatives Program to divert persons with mental health issues out of the criminal justice system.
Discussion of proposed Council motions and a request that the City Planning Commission conduct a public hearing relative to the continued use of the Orleans Parish Temporary Detention Center. To view the Meeting Agenda click here.

Who: Committee Chair, Councilmember
Susan G. Guidry

Councilmember-At-Large Jackie Clarkson

Councilmember-At-Large Stacy Head

Councilmember LaToya Cantrell

Presentators:

Hon. Desiree Charbonnet, Chief Judge, Municipal Court

Charlotte Parent, Health Director, City of New Orleans

Hon. Calvin Johnson, Exec. Director, Metropolitan Human Services Dist.

Lisa Romback, Exec. Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness New Orleans (NAMI)

Hon. Marlin N. Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff

Jerry Hebert, Principal, Grace & Hebert Architects

Sharonda Williams, City Attorney

Allen Patrick , Allen L. Patrick & Associates, Architects and Planners

Representative Federal Emergency Management Agency

When: February 26, 2014

1 p.m.

Where: City Council Chamber
City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
Click here for map

Contact: Evelyn F. Pugh
Interim Council Chief of Staff
Ph: (504) 658-1082
Email: efpugh@nola.gov

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