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Program C: Community Support

Program Authorization: R.S. 28:25.1; and Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, Title XXI, Article 641-661

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Community Support Program is to provide community-based services of the state's forensic program.

The goals of the Community Support Program are:

1. Reduce or eliminate the Feliciana Forensic Facility Admissions List.

2. Increase the number of patients discharged from inpatient services back to the community without increasing risk to the public.

The Community Support Program operates three homes (16 beds) ICF-MR group homes in a manner consistent wit all federal/state certification, licensing, governing body, legislative mandates, and other regulatory body standards, including the maintaining of HCFA and JCAHO and all other appropriate accreditation. This program provides a safe and therapeutic program for forensic clients. Competency evaluations and restoration are done at the community level for persons adjudicated incompetent to proceed to trial and who are on a waiting list for admission to inpatient treatment. Forensic patients who are discharged or diverted to a hospital setting are provided specialized aftercare service and treatment on an outpatient basis and statewide monitoring and tracking services to more quickly respond to developing problems involving patients adjustment to society and compliance with Conditional Release Orders (ACT 800, 1995.)

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

The Community Support Program is funded with General Fund and Interagency Transfers. Interagency Transfers include funding from the Office of Mental Health for a residential forensic aftercare and support project.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$416,160

$766,160

13

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$5,964

0

 

Carry Forward

 

 

 

 

 

$416,160

$772,124

13

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$7,925

$7,925

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$8,084

$8,084

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$7,384

$7,384

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($5,964)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry Forwards

$317,800

$317,800

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($24,008)

($24,008)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

$0

1

 

Other Adjustments Addition of new T.O. position for existing contract

$535,693

$535,693

3

 

New and Expanded Adjustments Forensic Proposal to reduce the number of parish prison inmates

         

$1,269,038

$1,619,038

17

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

$852,878

$846,914

4

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 210.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 62.2% of the total request ($ 2,601,536) for this program. The major changes include an increase of $535,693 and three (3) positions to implement a plan to reduce the over 90 day waiting list in the parish prisons and an increase of $309,801 to fully fund salaries.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

$32,260

 

Jail based psychiatric competency evaluations to show submission of competency/sanity reports to courts in order to identify inappropriate admissions

$33,202

 

Psychiatric evaluations provided for patients to determine proper treatments

$7,644

 

Professional travel for the above contracts

$18,680

 

Contract for psychiatric consultant

$386,190

 

Funding for Forensic Proposal

 

 

 

$477,976

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$211,719

 

Community Forensic Aftercare program to effect the discharges from civil hospitals and from Feliciana Forensic Facility for those individuals who have been adjudicated either not guilty by reason of insanity or permanent incompetence and to effect a conditional release program for those discharged to the community

 

 

 

 

 

$211,719

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$7,384

 

Recommended level of funding for the replacement and repairs of obsolete, inoperable or damaged equipment and buildings

     

$7,384

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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