The Metropolitan Crime Commission’s Research Program was established in 1996 with the mission of providing independent, objective research to raise the level of accountability and efficiency in the criminal justice systems in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Since its inception, the Research Program has broadened its scope to include projects examining the Jefferson, St. Tammany, and Calcasieu parish criminal justice systems.


Promote Accountability & Transparency

Promote accountability & transparency in the criminal justice system and other governmental agencies.

Provide Accurate Information

Provide accurate information to decision-makers by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing practices and providing alternatives to improve governmental effectiveness and efficiency.

Educate The Public

Educate the public through the dissemination of our research results.