East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Summary

East Baton Rouge Parish is Louisiana’s largest parish, encompassing the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.The parish is seeking to implement a collaborative jail-based review team and process to divert pretrial, nonviolent defendants from jail. The review team will meet weekly to identify nonviolent defendants who can be considered for immediate release from jail and divert them into necessary programs. The innovation is expected to have the highest positive impact on young, low-income African American males and people with behavioral health issues.

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