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01-114 Office of Women's Services

The mission of the Office of Women's Services (OWS) is to empower our constituents to become productive and successful members of society by enhancing personal growth, building self-esteem and promoting economic self-sufficiency through the provision of a wide range of programs, support services, educational opportunities and advocacy.

The goals of the Office of Women's Services are:

  1. Empower women and their families in the pursuit of personal growth and safety, education, job skills, careers and economic self-sufficiency.
  2. Provide excellent service producing quality results by: achieving secure, abundant and diversified funding; increasing public awareness; influencing state policy affecting women; recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified professionals; expanding services statewide; utilizing state of the art technology and equipment; and ensuring staff training opportunities.

The Governor's Office of Women's Services is the official state agency legislatively charged to advocate for women by assisting the coordination of public (local, state, federal), private, corporate, foundation, non-profit, volunteer, educational and other organizations providing funding, services, and programs to address the needs of women. The office assists in evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of such programs, and assists in drafting plans to maximize that use of such funds and program/service outcomes. Additionally, the office develops and administers several statewide programs designed to meet the health, education, social, and employment needs of women. These programs address the issued of teen pregnancy, family violence, displaced homemakers, and job training.

The Office of Women's Services has five programs: Administrative, Training, Displaced Homemakers, Family Violence, and Teen Pregnancy Services.

BUDGET SUMMARY

This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund (Direct)

 

$46,630

State General Fund by:

 

 

     Interagency Transfers

 

22,382

     Fees & Self-gen. Revenues

 

9,328

Federal Funds

 

    14,920

 

 

 

Total

 

$93,260


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