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27 04, 2017

NBC Comes Out in Support of the St. Tammany Parish Jail and Justice Center Sales Tax Renewals


PRESS RELEASE – April 11, 2017 The Northshore Business Council ("NBC"), an organization comprised of some sixty (60) CEO’s and business leaders in the Northshore region, supports the upcoming tax renewals for the St. Tammany Parish Jail and Justice Center.  These two separate tax renewals, which will appear on the April 29th ballot, propose to reduce [...]

19 04, 2017

St. Tammany Justice System gets good grade in performance review


MANDEVILLE, La. --  When handcuffs were put on people for allegedly committing a felony crime in St. Tammany Parish between 2013 and 2014, almost 80 percent were convicted. At the same time, when Walter Reed was District Attorney in the 22nd Judicial District and Jack Strain was Sheriff of St. Tammany, crime rates in St. Tammany [...]

19 04, 2017

Crime report results please Northshore Business Council


It took longer than expected, but when the Metropolitan Crime Commission delivered its first St. Tammany Criminal Justice Accountability report to the Northshore Business Council, the news was good. The numbers reflected positively for the parish and resulted in what commission President Rafael Goyeneche called two recommendations that "are not major ... just tweaking to be [...]

19 04, 2017

Here’s the good, bad report sees in St. Tammany criminal justice system


The St. Tammany Parish criminal justice system has the right priorities when it comes to policing and prosecuting crime, according to a Metropolitan Crime Commission report released Wednesday, but the organization also pointed to areas that it said need improvement. The report, released at a meeting hosted by the Northshore Business Council, urges police agencies in [...]

19 04, 2017

Metropolitan Crime Commission issues report on St. Tammany criminal justice system


MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Across Lake Pontchartrain, St. Tammany Parish enjoys more than just towering pine trees. A new report gives the parish’s criminal justice system high marks. "The good news in St. Tammany Parish is that the criminal justice system is in pretty good shape,” said Rafael Goyeneche, President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission. He released the [...]

19 04, 2017

St. Tammany convicts 79 percent of felony crime suspects, new study says


The St. Tammany Parish criminal justice system delivered felony convictions on 63 percent of the defendants charged with felonies, significantly higher than the national average, according to a two-year study released Wednesday (April 5) by the Metropolitan Crime Commission. An additional 16 percent of felony arrests resulted in misdemeanor convictions, calculating to 79 percent of all felony charges leading [...]

19 04, 2017

St. Tammany Criminal Justice Accountability Project Arrests and Felony Case Outcomes 2013-2014


This in the first in a series of annual reports examining the performance of St. Tammany Parish law enforcement and prosecutors. The goals of this work are to provide the public with an understanding of how its criminal justice system operates and to promote improved administration of criminal justice. The numbers of arrests and the outcomes [...]

19 04, 2017

2014 Judicial Accountability Report


The Northshore Business Council (NBC) commissioned the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) to implement an Accountability Project that will bring transparency to the efficiency, effectiveness and performance of the St. Tammany Parish Criminal Justice System. The data collected and analyzed by the MCC came from the different criminal justice agencies which include the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, [...]

2 03, 2017

Welcome to the NEW Northshore Business Council website!


The membership of the Northshore Business Council (NBC) is excited to announce the launch of our new website.  In today’s fast paced environment, we know how important it is to have online access and we believe that the information contained on our new website will be beneficial for the purpose of understanding who we are, [...]

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