Criminal Justice Committee

The Criminal Justice Committee coordinates the systemic reform of all components of the criminal justice system and long-term reform efforts aimed at the social, economic and educational contributors to criminal behavior. The committee receives regular reports from heads of criminal justice agencies and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding funding criminal justice reform efforts.

  • Oliver Thomas - District E
  • Helena N. Moreno - At-Large
  • Jean Paul "JP" Morrell - At-Large
  • Lesli Harris - District B
  • Freddie King III - District C


Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

The City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Police Department and the United States Department of Justice entered into a Consent Decree in July 2012. According to NOPD, the “Consent Decree is a broad, extensive blueprint for positive change, and it encompasses sweeping, department-wide reforms.” This dashboard measures NOPD’s performance in three subcategories related to the Consent Decree: Stop and Search, Misconduct Complaints, and Use of Force.  Each subcategory on the dashboard pulls data directly from the publicly available data section of the City of New Orleans website. Datasets are updated once a day and may differ slightly from NOPD’s formally reported figures. 

Crime Dashboard

This dashboard tracks major crime incidents as reported in NOPD’s Calls for Service database. Each incident represents one Call for Service of a major crime as defined by the FBI in the Uniform Crime Report. Incidents deemed "unfounded" in NOPD's Electronic Police Reports have been removed. These data points approximate but will not exactly match NOPD's formal crime statistics which are released quarterly. Note: incidents do not equal victims, so a double murder – for example – will count as one homicide incident.

Jail Population Snapshot

This dashboard tracks individuals in custody of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. Individuals in OPSO custody are shown by race/gender, age, whether or not they have been sentenced for this offense, and the most serious arrest charge for each individual. In addition this dashboard shows the daily count of inmates in OPSO custody since 2010, the lowest number of individuals in custody recorded each year, and a rolling count of the number of individuals arrested in Orleans Parish over 365 days since 2010. All data is provided courtesy of OPSO and represents information as reported by OPSO at the time of the snapshot. The majority of individuals in OPSO custody are pre-trial meaning they have not yet been convicted of a crime and guilt should not be assumed. Additionally, just because an individual receives a charge at arrest does not mean that individual will be convicted of that same charge by the legal system.

Bond Paid Dashboard

This dashboard tracks the price of bonds that were set for each charge where bond was made. Bails that have been set by a judge but not paid are not included. Each bond represents one charge, and a single person might pay for multiple charges. The dashboard provides information on bonds paid this year, the average price set over 12 months, and the percentage of bonds that are under $1,000 over 12 months. A person who is charged with a crime and pays bail should not be considered guilty of that crime.

Racial Disparity Dashboard

This dashboard tracks racial disparities in the New Orleans criminal justice system. Three aspects of the criminal justice system are tracked: charges, bond paid, and sentences. Charge data shows the race and gender of individuals who are arrested on different charge types and categories. Bond paid data represents the disparity in the amount of money required to make bond by different charge types. Sentencing data represents the length of time sentenced (in years) by different charge types.

Community Safety Dashboard

This dashboard provides insight into issues of public safety that are generally non-criminal in nature using publicly available data from the City of New Orleans. The buttons below allow a user to explore all types of incidents occurring around an address or perform more in-depth looks at 311, 911, traffic accidents, or catch basin cleaning data.

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