The mission of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority is to minimize the existence and disabling effects of mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities and to maximize opportunities for individuals and families affected by those conditions to achieve a better quality of life and to participate more fully within our community.
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Sheriff Normand giving his acceptance speech for the 2013 Health Care Champion award.
Sheriff Newell Normand Receives 2nd Annual Health Care Champion Award
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) was pleased to nominate Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand for the 2013 Health Care Champion Award. Each year The Extra Mile, Southeast Louisiana, Inc., recognizes leaders from Jefferson Parish who have demonstrated their dedication to enhancing and enriching the quality of life for individuals who live with behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. The Health Care Champion Award is given to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership in the area of health care.
Sheriff Normand was selected for the Health Care Champion Award for his support of the Prevention, Intervention and Treatment initiatives for individuals who are affected by mental illness and addiction. A few of his initiatives are: the Young Marines Program, a path of development for young boys and girls to enjoy a healthy, drug and criminal gang-free lifestyle; JPSO Band of Excellence, founded by Sheriff Normand in 2010, engaging youth in positive activity; and, the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), an international program supporting efforts and interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and to reduce the stigma of mental illness; and, service to East Jefferson General Hospital as a member of the Board of Directors.
He was presented the award at The Extra Mile’s 2nd Annual Health Care Champion Community Partner Celebration on March 27, 2014. Senator Danny Martiny was the key note speaker. Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, addressed those in attendance.
Pictured L to R: Senator Danny Martiny; Sheriff Newell Normand; Kathy Kliebert; and, Alicia English Rhoden.
Pictured L to R: Kathy Kliebert; Rubye Noble; Sylvia Pearson; Alicia English Rhoden; and, Freddie Landry.
Pictured L to R: Michael McMyne; Britney McMyne; and, Al Majeau Jr.
Pictured L to R: Rubye Noble; Sheriff Newell Normand; Shawn Normand; and, Sylvia Pearson.
Pictured L to R: Det. Keith Reeves; Sheriff Newell Normand; and, Lt. Gil Reiff.
Access to Services
Call (504) 349-8833 for detailed information about JPHSA services, supports and eligibility criteria. Jefferson Parish citizens in crisis directly impacted by mental illness, an addictive disorder and/or developmental disabilities can call (504) 832-5123 for after-hours crisis services (nights, weekends and holidays).
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