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Program A: Federal Programs

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:1201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 3701 et seq, as amended 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. as amended

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Federal Programs Program in the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice is to improve the state's criminal justice system and to assist in the provision of services for victims of crime through the administration of Federal Formula Grant Funds and Federal Discretionary Grant Funds.

The goal of the Federal Programs Program Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice is to assist criminal justice and non-profit agencies across the state through allocation, distribution, and administration of Federal Grants Funds, both Formula and Discretionary, for criminal justice purposes.

Current initiatives include: the administration of the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant Program, the Violence Against Women Grant Program, the Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grant Program, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, any new Formula Grant Programs designed to be LCLE. In addition, LCLE is establishing a statewide reporting network for law enforcement and criminal justice data collection, operating a Statistical Analysis Center, and coordinating the multi-agency effort to create an integrated criminal justice information system for the state.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers means of financing is received from the Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Fund for use of computer services provided by LANET/OTM. Federal Funds are derived from the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act, Drug Control and System Improvement Formula Grant Program, the Omnibus Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 as amended, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Justice Assistance Sections.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$728,120

$26,916,949

15

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

2

 

Increase authorized positions for the Byrne Memorial Block Grant

 

 

 

 

 

$728,120

$26,916,949

17

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,662

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$6,222

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$0

$37,218

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($32,599)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$122,565

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($12,212)

0

Attrition Adjustment

$0

($127,236)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$0

($1,420,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – In the Crimes Victims Assistance Block Grant due to a reduction in anticipated Federal Funds

$40,000

$40,000

0

 

Other Adjustments – For the state match required for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program

$0

$845,591

0

 

Other Adjustments – For the Residential Substance Abuse Block Grant

 $0

 ($136,394)

 0

 

Other Adjustments – Reduce interagency transfers to be sent to the Attorney General’s Office 

         

$768,120

$26,250,766

17

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$40,000

($666,183)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.5% of the total request ($26,516,342) for this program. The net decrease in this program is primarily the result of reduction in federal funds for the Crime Victims Assistance.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$1,117,510

 

Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Act for aid to local criminal justice agencies

$5,687,421

 

Drug Control and Improvement Formula Grant for aid to local criminal justice agencies to combat the drug problem through apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of drug offenders

$203,000

 

Federal Crime Victims Compensation Assistance Program (This expenditure is contingent upon receipt of a like amount of federal funding.)

$5,173,521

 

Federal Crime Victims Assistance Program for aid to local criminal justice agencies assisting the victims of a crime

$48,151

 

Statistical Analysis Clearinghouse (SAC) for disseminating criminal justice statistics to local criminal justice agencies

$167,607

 

Prison Capacity Program for aid to local criminal justice agencies for providing local criminal justice statistical and programmatic information

$450,000

 

Uniform Crime Reporting Program - Aid to local governments for developing an incident and arrest reporting system statewide

$3,000,000

 

Federal Funds to assist governmental entities to develop and strengthen prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women

$1,300,000

 

Federal Funds to improve the state's criminal history records system and participate in the National Instant Criminal Background check system (NICS)

$4,115,200

 

Federal Funds from the Juvenile Accountability for Juvenile Offenders and Public Protection Incentive Grant

$346,000

 

Title V funds for prevention and education on Juvenile Delinquency and programs to improve the Juvenile Justice System

$1,650,000

 

Byrne Memorial Block federal funds to provide financial assistance to state governments for improvement to criminal history records system, Criminal Justice System, and anti-drug efforts

     

$23,258,410

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$71,747

 

Rent in State-owned buildings

$193,000

 

Department of Justice for the Career Drug Program

$484,294

 

Federal grants to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, and the Office of State Police

$1,422,225

 

Louisiana Residential Substance Abuse Program

 

 

 

$2,171,266

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$37,218

 

Replacement of vehicles (cost shared between both programs)

 

 

 

$37,218

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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