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Program B: Swanson Correctional Center for Youth

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:901-908

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Swanson Correctional Center for Youth (SCCY) in Monroe is a secure correctional facility for male juveniles adjudicated delinquent for an offense that would be a crime if committed by an adult. The SCCY received American Correctional Association accreditation in June 1994.

The mission of the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth is to provide leadership for the custody, control, care, and treatment of adjudicated juvenile offenders through enforcement of the laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates and reintegrate offenders into society.

The goals of the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth are:

  1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective correctional custodial and supervisory programs.
  2. Provide for the safety of correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in institutional and other field operations.
  3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, medical care, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.
  4. Provide an environment that enables behavior change by making rehabilitative opportunities available for inmates who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate in rehabilitative programs.
  5. Maintain accreditation through the ACA while continuing to provide services in the most economical, efficient, and effective way possible.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Education for the school lunch program and from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate road cleanup crews. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the employee purchase of meals and housing. Federal Funds are derived from social security for supplemental security income payments for eligible offenders as reimbursement to the institution for the offenders' care and upkeep.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$10,979,392

$11,528,595

298

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

0

0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$10,979,392

$11,528,595

298

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$178,510

$178,510

Annualization of Fy 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$116,449

$116,449

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$359,779

$359,779

Risk Management Adjustment

$453,700

$453,700

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($301,798)

($342,559)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$940,720

$940,720

23

 

Salary, Travel, Operating Service and Supply costs associated with the Mental Health Unit

$153,754

$153,754

 

Other Adjustments Adjust teacher salaries to be compatible with the salary schedule of the Ouachita Parish School Board

$10,103

$10,103

0

 

Other Adjustments - Maintenance Trade Job Market Upgrade

$0

$60,126

0

 

Other Adjustments - Increase Interagency Transfers from the Department of Education for the School Lunch Program

$60

$60

0

 

Other Adjustments - Increase Interagency Transfers to the Department of Public Safety for radio user fees

$119,838

$119,838

0

 

Other Adjustments Allows for payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year

         

$13,010,507

$13,579,075

321

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

$2,031,115

$2,050,480

23

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 117.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 86.1% of the total request ($15,764,414) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs associated with the Mental Health Unit, the increase of teacher salaries to be compatible with those of Ouachita Parish, the increase in Risk Management premiums and the adjustment to allow payment of Compensatory Leave in excess of 540 hours within a calendar year.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$287,400

 

Contracted medical services for the juvenile offenders - ENT specialists, dentist, psychiatrist, and psychologist and pharmacist

 

 

 

$287,400

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$1,879

 

Allocation to the Comprehensive Public Training Program

$1,307

 

Allocation to the State Treasurer's Office

$23,249

 

Administrative cost in Corrections-Administration associated with the Federal School Lunch Program

$180

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$26,615

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$453,700

 

Replace eight vehicles, security, kitchen and maintenance equipment; replace freezer/coolers in warehouse; install loading dock at food warehouse; relocate eastside perimeter fence; build sally port and re-roof administration annex building.

 

 

 

$453,700

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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