Emergency Preparedness

The State's Emergency Operations developed by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness requires that each state agency develop and maintain a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) which will describe the plans, procedures, arrangements and agreements by which agencies can overcome emergencies that could damage facilities, staff records, equipment and communications, while continuing to provide services for the state and its people.

A comprehensive and complete copy of the Louisiana Public Defender Board's Continuity of Operations Plan is to be provided to relevant court personnel and state agencies, all district defenders, all capital program directors and, upon written request, to any other public entity.

The objective of the COOP is to assist any district indigent defender or capital contract program office with rapid and effective response to and recovery from any natural or man-made emergency or pandemic that threatens the delivery of indigent defense services ensuring the continuation of essential functions.

If you have any questions about the COOP, please e-mail agwin@lpdb.la.gov

The public version of the Louisiana Public Defender Board COOP is available HERE

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