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Program B: State Programs

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:1201 et seq.; R.S. 46:1801 et. seq.; Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 887(E) and Article 895.1(E)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the State Programs Program Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice is to assist in the continual improvement of the State's Criminal Justice System through oversight of state grant funds programs, crime victims reparations program, and training and certification of law enforcement officers.

The goal of the State Programs Program Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice is to assist criminal justice agencies in the areas of training and certification of peace officers, compensation for victims of crime, funding for crime labs, funding of drug abuse resistance programs (DARE), and funding law enforcement assistance programs as mandated.

Current initiatives include: the administration of the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) program, the Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Grant Program, the Crime Victims Reparations Program, the Crime Lab Grant Program, and the Governor's Hotline for reporting illegal traffic stops.

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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Statutory Dedications. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from a $2 increase on court costs to provide funds to assist in basic training for law enforcement agency recruits. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Crime Victims Reparation Fund which is generated by fines imposed on criminals by the courts to remunerate crime victims and their families. Another Statutory Dedication is derived from the Drug Abuse Education and Treatment Fund which is generated by fees levied on convicted drug offenders who are placed on supervised probation to assist local agencies in developing drug abuse prevention and treatment programs. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$6,070,584

$8,966,571

21

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

3

 

Increases authorized positions due to Act 108 of the First Extraordinary Special Session of 1998 which provides funding for the monitoring and evaluating of POST certified training

 

 

 

 

 

$6,070,584

$8,966,571

24

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$15,123

$15,123

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$13,497

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$1,921

$1,921

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$9,665

$13,782

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($9,589)

($9,589)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$9,277

$9,277

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

($135)

($135)

0

 

UPS Fees

$79,976

$79,976

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($16,879)

($16,879)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($91,715)

($91,715)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$435

$435

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$100,000

$100,000

0

 

Other Adjustments Associated with the funding of the ALERT pilot program to provide for the hiring of one Elderly Services Officer in selected parishes

 

 

 

 

 

$6,168,663

$9,082,264

24

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$98,079

$115,693

0

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 92.0% of the total request ($9,872,781) for this program. The net increase in this program is primarily due to a pilot program, ALERT, whereby one Elderly Services Officer will be trained and hired in selected parishes.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$15,700

 

Professional Service contracts for computer consulting services

 

 

 

$15,700

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$1,237,494

 

State awards from the Crime Victims Reparations Act to provide financial relief to crime victims

$1,213,820

 

State grant-in-aid program to local criminal justice agencies - 100% self-generated revenue as authorized by Act 562 of 1986 for the Peace Officers Standards and Training Program (POST)

 

 

$169,897

 

Drug Abuse Education and Treatment - Aid to local public and private non-profit agencies in developing drug abuse prevention and treatment programs

$4,197,867

 

Drug Assistance Resistance Program (DARE)-Grants to law enforcement agencies which provide the DARE curriculum to school children

$480,000

 

Additional funding of $60,000 for the 8 crime labs

$483,456

 

Enhanced training for local criminal justice agencies

$100,000

 

State funded pilot program, ALERT to provide training and the hiring of one Elderly Services Officer in select parishes

 

 

 

$7,882,534

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$71,748

 

Rent in State-owned buildings

$5,983

 

Department of Civil Service, Comprehensive Public Training Program and Office of Uniform Payroll System

 

 

 

$77,731

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$13,782

 

Replacement of vehicles (cost shared between both programs)

 

 

 

$13,782

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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