ACLU of Louisiana
P.O. Box 56157     
New Orleans, LA 70156                      
Phone: (504) 522-0617                            
Toll free: (866) 522-0617        

Project Return
51 Yosemite Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131-8619
Phone:  (504) 452-5585 
Fax: (504)-988-1019
Contact: Robert E. Roberts, Executive Director

  • Case management, including referrals to appropriate agencies as needed; addiction education and relapse prevention; remediation through college preparation education courses; basic computer skills; life skills, including family and parental relationships and post-prison issues; and employment planning.

Odyssey House Louisiana
1125 North Tonti
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 333-6419
Fax: (504) 872-9856

  • Designed to assist non-violent ex-offenders who are returning to their local communities through an employment-based program that incorporates housing, mentoring, job training and other services.

Federal Bonding Program
Louisiana Department of Corrections
Division of Probation & Parole
Region IV
731 St. Charles Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 568-8690

  • Provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Corrections Organized for Re-entry Program (CORe)
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services
504 Mayflower Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-9711
Fax: (225) 342-3349

  • An intensive period of planning and preparation begins three years or sooner prior to release for each inmate. Emphasis is placed on education, job skills and practical survival matters such as housing, job search and fulfilling parole requirements.

State Public Defender:
Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board
1010 Common Street, Suite 2710
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-8530
Fax: (504) 568-8499

Capital Area Legal Services Corporation
200 Third Street
P.O. Box 3273
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (800) 256-1900

  • Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.

New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation
1010 Common, Suite 1400A
New Orleans, LA 71102
Phone: (504) 529-1000, ext. 247

Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc.
720 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (800) 826-9265

Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
1020 Surrey Street
P.O. Box 4823
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: (800) 256-1175

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation
1200 Derek Drive, Suite 100
P.O. Drawer 2867
Hammond, LA 70404
Phone: (800) 349-0886

The Pro Bono Project
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-4043
Fax: (504) 566-0518

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 566-1600

Enhanced Job Skills Program
Lafayette Parish Correctional Center
P.O. Box 3508
Lafayette, LA 70502
Phone: (337) 236-5494
Fax: (337) 236-3993

US Department of Justice