PJI's Client and Family Assistance Project has been awarded a competitive grant from New Orleans City Councilmember Jason Williams and Harrah's New Orleans Casino. The grant, established in 2006, works to provide support to local organizations and projects that contribute substantially to the well-being, development, and growth of the New Orleans community. The program is broad-based and provides grants to a diversity of meritorious organizations and projects.
PJI's Client Assistance Coordinator, Mara Abramson, responds to the needs of over 200 men and women in prison in Louisiana. She raises funds and supplies hygiene supplies, glasses, books, food, clothing, and money for medical bills. Mara also coordinates communication and visits for these clients with their families.
With the support of Harrah's and New Orleans City Councilmember Jason Williams, Mara will be able to provide increased support to incarcerated people and their families. Mara's work increases important family connections, strengthening our communities and decreasing hopelessness in prisons in Louisiana.