Court Watch NOLA
Court Watch NOLA’s mission is to monitor each part of the Justice System to ensure transparency and accountability at every level. moreCourt Watch volunteers attend court hearings and trials in all sections of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and monitor the progress of cases as they proceed through the courts from arraignment through sentencing.To volunteer, visit the website.
Court Watch NOLA is supported by The New Orleans Crime Fighting Coalition. less
Everything you will need to know about the upcoming elections on the Secretary of State website.
Where the Katrina Money Went
From the New Orleans Advocate reporting staff, this graphic and chart shows how the top-level spending after Hurricane Katrina was allocated.
VetLaunch — go from Combat to Career
VetLaunch is a business accelerator for Veterans. more Their programs are aimed at helping Veterans leverage their military experience to start new businesses, gain new employment, and continue to make a positive statement in society. less
The Data Center (formerly the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center)
The Data Center (formerly the GNOCDC) analyzes and reports on public data about the City of New Orleans and it’s neighborhoods. moreProducers of the New Orleans Index and the Census data by Neighborhood. less
NoticeMe – Land Use change tool for New Orleans
NoticeMe is a personalized notification tool that emails citizens to inform them of opportunities for public input on proposed land-use changes in the City of New Orleans
Louisiana Tax Calculator
This site helps you calculate your actual real estate taxes for the coming year for various Parishes throughout Louisiana.
Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015
November 16 – December 15
Amnesty will be granted for eligible taxes to qualified taxpayers who apply during the amnesty period. moreTaxpayers will settle accounts with the state by paying 100 percent of delinquent taxes, 83 percent of the remaining interest and 67 percent of the remaining penalties due, the Department of Revenue said. less
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services)
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services)
was founded in October of 2006, in response to the collapse of the New Orleans justice system after Hurricane Katrina. moreThe LCCR is the children’s public defender in New Orleans, providing a youth advocate, a social worker, an attorney, and an investigator to cases.The LCCR also provides professional development, training services, and presentations on topics ranging from juvenile defense practice to criminal law to systemic juvenile justice reform to youth development.
After 41 years of operation, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern US. moreWe have a mission to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content.NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.Whether you’re looking for a new career in the exciting creative industry or interested in developing your artistic potential, NOVAC can help!We partner with many local and national organizations and artists to bring quality media training and special events to the community at affordable prices. less
Blighted Property Search
BlightStatus is an on-line system that allows citizens to see what the City is doing about blighted properties in New Orleans.
New Orleans Public Library
The New Orleans Public Library System site. more Learn about services, hours, locations and more. less
NOLA.gov is giving access to catalogs of public data dealing with permitting, calls for service, demographics and more. moreIf you’re a data junkie, here’s where you can dig into the New Orleans facts! less
SELA Project Information
The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project is a massive drainage project across large sections of New Orleans. more This site, maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers and the S&W Board, gives updates on traffic, public meetings and more. less
NOLAReady – the New Orleans Community Alert System
NOLAReady is an alert system that allows City Officials to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your:
* E-mail account (work, home, school, etc.)
* Cell phone, pager
* Smart phone or hand held device
EducateNow! is a news clipping service and blog that provides comprehensive updates on the state of public K-12 education in New Orleans
NOLA Green Roots
NOLA Green Roots facilitates garden training for hundreds of participants. moreBy developing community gardens, we teach youth, low-income residents, and senior citizens how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost. less
Community Voices Project
One of the most moving and positive outcomes of the challenges of the last 10 years is the strength of community engagement that is propelling our community’s recovery post-Katrina. moreIn this interview series, people were asked to identify positive and negative changes and challenges going forward. less
This site, run by the State, Fema, DHAP, HMGP and many other acronyms, tracks and reports spending by FEMA in the Katrina-affected area.
Film New Orleans
This site, run by the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Orleans, informs productions that wish to film in New Orleans on the processes, options and process for doing so.