Lynne and Jerome Goldman Criminal Justice Reform Awards
The 2017 Awards Reception of Court Watch NOLA took place at the home of Hope and Jimmy Meyer. Three awards were given with the Lynne and Jerome Goldman Criminal Justice Reform Award going to Gov. John Bel Edwards and Susan Jones Gundlach of the Eugenie Jones Family Foundation. Respective presenters were former Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and Alan Philipson. Both honorees have made a significant difference in the lives of Louisiana citizens: the governor, through significant legislation, and Mrs. Gundlach, “a pillar of the philanthropic community,” through generosity and grants made by the Eugenie Jones Family Foundation, which have propelled the Court Watch volunteer program. Ms. Julia Cass received the Court Watch NOLA Volunteer Appreciation Award.