Reentry Advisory Council

Name Reentry Advisory Council
Contact Person Mr. James M. LeBlanc - Secretary, Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Mailing Address 504 Mayflower Street
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70807-9304
Phone Number 225-342-1597
Fax Number 225-342-2486
Board Email jmleblanc@corrections.state.la.us
Website N/A
Legal Authority R.S. 15:1199.1
Year Created 2008
Organizational Placement Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections
Purpose/Function Enacted by ACT #106 of the 2008 Regular Session, the Council was created to establish a more systematic approach to identifying obstacles that impede successful reentry of ex-offenders. The council is charged with developing and implementing effective reentry strategies that improve public safety. HB 990 of the 2010 Regular Session amended the statue to clarify the Commission's name, purpose and guidelines and is cited as the Offender Rehabilitation and Workforce Development Act.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 13
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 3
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $2400
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $1920
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency: Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Correction
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Correction
Other (explain)  N/A  State Agency: N/A
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE lOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS,(225)342-0206, WHALEN GIBBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY.


James Landry, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry,
Louis Reine, AFL-CIO, and Johnny Sabathe, LA State Building & Construction Trades Council term as members of the Council has expired. They will continue to serve until reappointed are until new nominees are appointed.

There will be a meeting of the Reentry Advisory Council on March 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The location of the meeting is Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, 504 Mayflower Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

There will be a meeting of the Reentry Advisory Council on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 9:30 am. The location of the meeting is Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Conference Room A 504 Mayflower Steet, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Per press release on July 29, 2013, Dale LeBlanc has been appointed by Governor Jindal to serve on the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council. Mr Leblanc will represent the Louisiana Association of Builders and Contractors.

Per press release of September 13, 2013, Joseph Ardoin has been appoionted by Governor Jindal to seve on the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council.

There is a scheduled meeting of the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council set for Thursday, December 11,2014, to begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting location is Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Conference Room A, located at 504 Mayflower Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

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