Almost 50,000 people a year enter homeless shelters immediately after exiting incarceration. Returning from jail, prison or juvenile detention places an immediate barrier to stable housing and employment.



  • Connect offenders re-entering society to resources
  • Raising awareness and advocating for services for re-entry success
  • Reduce recidivism in Central Louisiana


About LaPri

LAPRI is the Louisiana Prisoner ReEntry Initiative.  It is a multi-sector collaborative approach to improving public safety through reducing recidivism by providing wraparound support to prisoners released back to their communities.  It is a 3-phase program – Getting Ready (Institutional Phase), Going Home (ReEntry Planning Phase) and Staying Home (Community Supervision and Discharge Phase.)  Each parish or region forms a steering team which is led by a co-chair from each phase – the warden for Phase 1, the Probation and Parole Representative for Phase 2, and the presiding chair from the Community for Phase 3.  Each IST engages in an annual Comprehensive Needs Assessment process to identify Assets, Barriers, Gaps and Proposed Solutions in each service area.  Each service area is represented on the ST by a Subject Matter Expert in their field who leads a committee to aggregate information, identify resources and carry out service delivery model planning.


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Coalition Meeting Schedule

Date: Last Wednesday of Every Month

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Alexandria District Probation and Parole Office

2800 S MacArthur Alexandria, LA 71301


Get Involved

Help justice involved individuals have successful reentry, through the following grant opportunities:

Emergency Transitional Housing

2023 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Program

2023 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, Substance Use Site-based Program

2023 Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program

2023 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

2023 Second Chance Act Smart Supervision Program

2023 Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry

2023 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes

2023 Smart Prosecution - Innovative Prosecution Solutions

2023 Adult Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

2023 Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

2023 Pathway Home