First Quarterly Report 2017 January-March

About this Report

This document updates our series, New Orleans: Who’s in Jail and Why? The goal of this report is to present complex data in accessible ways to contribute to an important public conversation about how we are using our jail and how it affects safety in our city.

About Vera New Orleans

Our work in New Orleans began in 2006, when the city council invited Vera to assess the criminal justice system and propose reforms as part of post-Katrina recovery efforts. In partnership with local system actors, city leaders, and community organizations, Vera’s New Orleans office is working to reduce unnecessary detention in the local jail through research, data analysis, and innovative, collaborative projects.

Contact Information

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