Wednesday, April 6, 2016                                                      For Immediate Release 
Congratulations to Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell, Jr
Joyce V. Bracey
April 6, 2016 Executive Director, CADA
504.821.2232, ext. 101

 Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell, Jr.
Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell, Jr.
NEW ORLEANS -  Judge Cantrell has been selected by the CADA Staff and Board of Directors as the 2016 recipient of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Bronze Key Award.

The Bronze Key award is the highest and most prestigious honor that CADA can bestow. This award recognizes an organization or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to substance abuse prevention and/or treatment, and has been an exceptionally valuable partner, helping us to fulfill our mission of substance abuse prevention. The Bronze Key will be presented at the 19th Annual CADA Awards Luncheon on April 13.

In the courtroom and in neighborhoods across New Orleans, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell has worked to address the root causes of crime. For 14 years, he has honorably served the people of New Orleans as Magistrate Commissioner.

In 2014, he was elected to serve as Magistrate Judge of the Orleans Criminal District court.  Magistrate Judge Cantrell has been an advocate for crime prevention programs, including adult education, affordable housing and gun buyback programs.

Throughout his time as Commissioner and as Magistrate Judge he continues to work for offenders that need substance abuse treatment.

He has received numerous awards for community involvement, including a prestigious award from Victims Against Crime.

Judge Cantrell has earned a reputation for integrity and commitment, and is respected for his ability to balance community safety with citizens' rights.

Event: 19th Annual CADA Awards Luncheon 
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm 
Place: Harrah's New Orleans Hotel, Vieux Carr√© Ballroom 
228 Poydras Street, New Orleans LA 70130 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dana Hunter Awards: Excellence in Prevention, Excellence in Treatment, Community Leadership, NCADD Bronze Key, Media Award 

RSVP: Contact Joyce Bracey - 504.821.2232 ext. 101


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The Urban League of Greater New Orleans is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our 3rd annual ULEAD (Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity) cohort. ULEAD is the premier training institute for leaders of color in the community on the current educational landscape in New Orleans. 
The Urban League of Greater New Orleans is seeking participants for its 9 session educational leadership academy. If you are a working professional, have interest in the K-12 education system in New Orleans, and want to make an impact in the community, then the ULEAD fellowship is for you. As a member of the ULEAD cohort, you will be provided with the knowledge, resources, and network to act in support of sustaining quality educational options and policies. This training institute exposes community leaders to the current education landscape of New Orleans and is an excellent opportunity to learn from current education leaders.  ULEAD cohort members will also be empowered to engage the education landscape in the following five ways:
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  • Human Capital
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  • Governance
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