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Dec
31
Monday, 31 December 2012 00:00

From neworleanssaints.com

Posted Dec 31, 2012
By: NewOrleansSaints.com

 

The New Orleans Saints announced their 2012 Community Quarterback Award Winners on Monday.

The Community Quarterback program recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Gulf South Region. Individuals exhibiting leadership, dedication and commitment to improving their community are candidates for the program.

Nominees had to be age 13 and over, providing volunteer services for non-profit organizations in their community are eligible.

Below are the winners

 

$10,000 Grant Recipient (1):

*Cecile Tebo – Exodus House


$2,500 Grant Recipients (2):

*Jennifer Taylor – N.O. Family Justice & Crescent House

*Michael Hackett – CASA

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Nov
13
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 11:00

From theadvocate.com

 

Delgado honors outstanding alumni

  

New Orleans — The Delgado Circles of Excellence Outstanding Alumni recognition dinner honored the community contributions of Delgado graduates last month.

 

James Hines, president of the Harvey Canal Industrial Association and a Circles of Excellence Award winner in 2008, was the keynote speaker. Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan served as master of ceremonies.

 

2012 Delgado Circles of Excellence Award winners are: Pamela Albers Gretna, 1994, general studies, social worker with New Orleans Family Justice Center; Anna Marie Eastburn, Slidell, 2006, dietetics, performance dietitian with University of Pittsburgh at John C. Stennis Space Center; Joseph Scott Morgan, Dahlonega, Ga., 1991, criminal justice, assistant professor at North Georgia College and State University and author; Patrick M. Smith, Mandeville, 1999, criminal justice, community relations deputy with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office; Pearlina Thomas, New Orleans, 2008, construction management and civil engineering, area manager with Louisiana Associated General Contractors; Joseph Webster, New Orleans, 2011, fire science technology, firefighter with New Orleans Fire Department, U.S. Army Reserve recruiter.




 
Mar
29
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 10:48

From nola.com

 

Stronger support for domestic violence victims helps them to escape abusive and potentially deadly relationships, but it also can make the community safer by breaking multi-generational cycles of violence. It's important, then, for New Orleans to continue efforts to make resources readily available to victims and to improve police effectiveness in handling such cases.

 

 

The New Orleans Family Justice Center, which was created in 2007 with a $3 million federal grant, has helped 2,000 victims and their children by providing all the services they need under one roof. For example, a domestic violence victim might need a restraining order and counseling as well as help with housing and child care. 

 

For that model to work, it's important for victims to find everything they need in one place. But center officials say they have outgrown the current location at 830 Julia Street and are now using two buildings, which isn't ideal. 

 

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Mar
26
Saturday, 26 March 2011 13:38

By Laura Maggi

 

When the Family Justice Center opened in 2007, the idea was simple: locate all the services a victim of domestic violence might need under one roof.

 

Semeko Cox, right, a domestic violence counselor, and Misty Miller-Frye, center, an interdiction specialist, discuss a domestic survivor's case at the Family Justice Center in New Orleans in October.

 

Since then, the fledgling center has helped protect more than 2,000 abuse victims and their children by giving them immediate access to police, legal advocates, sexual abuse experts and counselors. Organizers have won national praise, even landing a visit to the White House.

 

Now, the center's proponents are asking Mayor Mitch Landrieu for help in making the project a permanent fixture in New Orleans.

 

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