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Program E: Field Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 46:1901-1923

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Field Services Program is to provide for the supervision of juvenile probationers and/or parolees and to provide reports as required by the courts. The Field Services Program, which is carried out by the Division of Youth Services (DYS), provides probation and parole supervision and both residential and nonresidential treatment services for adjudicated youth and for status offender youth and their families. These services are designed to address the needs of offenders assigned to supervision while ensuring the public safety. Risk assessment models are used to determine levels of custody, supervision, and reassignment and release recommendations. Programs to address the needs of seriously emotionally disturbed offenders and offenders with substance abuse problems are developed in conjunction with the Department of Health and Hospital's Office of Mental Health and Office of Human Services. The DYS has offices in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Harvey, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Natchitoches, New Orleans, Shreveport, Tallulah, and Thibodaux. The DYS was accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) in May 1995, with scores of 100% in both mandatories and nonmandatories during ACA accreditation audit. Additionally, all juvenile community residential centers and day-treatment programs eligible and required to participate are now involved in the accreditation process.

The goals of the Field Services Program are:

  1. Continue to develop, implement, and coordinate a multi-dimensional system of supervision and treatment for youth assigned to probation and/or parole by courts of proper jurisdiction.
  2. Maintain ACA accreditation and conduct services efficiently and effectively.

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

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SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-Generated Revenues and Statutory Dedications. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Division of Children, Youth and Family Services for the cost of placement of children who are eligible under Title IV-E guidelines. The Fees and Self-Generated Revenues were one-time revenues to allow for collection of back telephone commissions due to the settlement with Global Tel Link, Inc. The Statutory Dedications are the Youthful Offender Management Fund (R.S.15:921) which was created to supplement appropriated funds for expenditures deemed necessary by the secretary of the Department.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$8,043,476

$10,475,297

274

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$8,043,476

$10,475,297

274

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$185,258

$185,258

0

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$161,164

$161,164

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$113,257

$113,257

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$88,000

$88,000

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($21,379)

($38,200)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$4,535

$4,535

0

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$11,227

$11,227

0

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$0

$205,746

0

Other Adjustments - Youthful Offender Fund to improve staff safety in the District and Field Offices

$0

$1,000,000

21

Other Adjustments - Additional Title IV-E Funds from the Office of Community Services for Additional Field Staff

$8,734

$8,734

0

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

$8,594,272

$12,215,018

295

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$550,796

$1,739,721

21

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 116.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.3% of the total request ($13,832,300) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the additional funds from the Youth Offender Management Fund (R.S. 15:921) to supplement expenditures deemed necessary by the Secretary of the Department and the additional Title IV-E funds from the Office of Community Services to offset costs of additional field staff.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$6,540

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

$70,901

 

Rent in State - owned Buildings

$63,535

 

Maintenance of State Buildings

 

 

 

$140,976

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$497,000

 

Replace four vehicles, various pieces of office equipment and telephone system; purchase radios, bullet proof vests, revolvers and metal detectors

 

 

 

$497,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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