Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Corrections Department is preparing to host auditors from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in efforts to gain reaccreditation for the Transitional Work Program and the initial accreditation for the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. The Transitional Work Program has been accredited by the ACA since 2004. Last year’s scheduled audit was moved to this year in order to combine the reviews of both facilities.
Both facilities are voluntarily seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections by demonstrating compliance with national established standards. A three-person audit team will conduct a standards compliance audit November 9-11, 2020, at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. Two members of the team will continue their work, conducting a separate audit of the Transitional Work Program November 12-13, 2020.
Information relevant to compliance with standards can be emailed to ACA’s Standards and Accreditation Department at SAC@aca.org or submitted in writing to the American Correctional Association at 206 North Washington Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
“Accreditation is an important part of the checks and balances process on this agency,” said Sheriff Webre. “The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, as a whole, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The American Correctional Association provides specific and stellar direction for our corrections facilities. We look forward to their review and input on how to further improve on each operation.”