Reentry Advisory Council

Name Reentry Advisory Council
Contact Person Mr. Rhett Covington - Assistant Secretary, Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Mailing Address 504 Mayflower Street
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Phone Number 225-342-0206
Fax Number 225-342-3863
Board Email Rhett.Covington@la.gov
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: 22
Number Currently Serving: 22
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
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: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
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:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
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, RHETT COVINGTON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY.











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