The mission of the Office of Youth Development is to provide policy direction, oversight, and support responsibilities for state programs for youth who are adjudicated delinquent or as a status offender by courts of juvenile jurisdiction and are placed in the custody of or under the supervision of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
The goals of the Office of Youth Development are:
On June 30, 1998, there were 9,021 juveniles in the custody of or under the supervision of the Office of Youth Development.
Office of Youth Development has six programs: Administration, Swanson Correctional Center for Youth, Jetson Correctional Center for Youth, Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth, Field Services, and Contract Services.
This agency's recommended appropriation includes $15,504 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase agreements.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $433,106 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
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 and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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