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LPCC granted accreditation again

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 14:07:29-05

The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center (LPCC), recently was reaccredited by the American Correctional Association.

To qualify for accreditation, LPCC practices and policies were required to be in compliance with 100 percent of the association’s mandatory standards and at least 90 percent of ACA non-mandatory expected practices.

Overall, LPCC was found to be in compliance with 100 percent of mandatory standards and 98.7 percent of the non-mandatory expected practices ACA evaluates.

The LPCC has been accredited since 1988, and is one of 167 correctional facilities nationwide which are currently ACA accredited.

“I am so very happy to announce that we have officially received our reaccreditation status. I would like to thank each of you for your hard work and continued support in maintaining these high standards. This accreditation continues to challenge us to not only maintain these standards, but to strive to become even better,” said Warden Smith in an announcement to LPCC staff.

In addition to the ACA, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and is currently the only agency in the state to hold a triple crown in accreditation.

The ACA accreditation award is valid for a period of three years.