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Program A: Federal Programs

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:1201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 3701 et seq, as amended 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. as amended

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Federal Programs Program is to improve the state's criminal justice system and to assist in the provision of services for victims of crime through the administration of Federal Formula Grant Funds and Federal Discretionary Grant Funds.

The goal of the Federal Programs Program is to assist criminal justice and non-profit agencies across the state through allocation, distribution, and administration of Federal Grants Funds, both Formula and Discretionary, for criminal justice purposes.

Current initiatives include: the administration of the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant Program, the Violence Against Women Grant Program, the Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grant Program, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, any new Formula Grant Programs designed to be LCLE. In addition, LCLE is establishing a statewide reporting network for law enforcement and criminal justice data collection, operating a Statistical Analysis Center, and coordinating the multi-agency effort to create an integrated criminal justice information system for the state.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will award and administer federal formula grant funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Program for anti-drug, violent crime, and criminal justice system improvement projects, complying with the federal requirement that a minimum of 51.92% be passed through to local criminal justice agencies.

1 Figures reflect most recently closed federal fiscal year (FFY) for FY 1996-97, this would be FFY 1993. Federal funds have a four-year life. Estimated figures for FY 1997-98 and FY 1998-99 reflect the federal requirement that minimum of 51.92% of funds be passed through to local criminal justice system agencies. However, as seen in the FY 1996-97 actual value, much more is actually passed through to local agencies, with the remainder used for state-level/statewide programs and a small percentage for administration.

2 Figures reflect activity during the state fiscal year.

3 Application for federal funds usually occurs once during a state fiscal year cycle for the current federal fiscal year of funding.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will award and administer federal grant funds under the Violence Against Women (VAW) Program for law enforcement, prosecution, and services efforts, complying with federal minimum pass-through requirement of 75% to criminal justice and nonprofit agencies.

1 The federal pass-through requirement of 75% for the VAW Program is broken down as follows: 25% to law enforcement, 25% to prosecution, and 25% to victim services. Usually, these percentages are exceeded. The remainder of the funds is used for state-level/statewide programs and a small percentage for administration.

2 Figures reflect only activity in the state fiscal year. Each state fiscal year represents multiple federal awards. Number of grants awarded varies depending on local needs. Many agencies could qualify for smaller amounts of funding and/or fewer agencies could be awarded larger amounts.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will award and administer federal grant funds under the Crime Victim Assistance (CVA) Program, complying with the federal pass-through requirement for underserved victims of 10% each to four priority areas.

1 The four priority areas are: domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and previously underserved by demographic characteristic and type of crime (not in other categories).

2 Figures reflect only activity in the state fiscal year. Each state fiscal year represents multiple federal awards. Number of grants awarded varies depending on local needs. Many agencies could qualify for smaller amounts of funding and/or fewer agencies could be awarded larger amounts.

4. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will allocate, award, and administer federal grant funds under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Program, complying with the federal requirements related to pass-through of funds (66.67%) to local agencies.

1 A higher percentage of funds is usually passed through. The remainder of the funds goes to the following: (1) administrative funds, (2) required amount defined by act to support federally required Juvenile Advisory Board, and (3) statewide, state-level, or state agency programs.

2 For the most recently closed federal fiscal year (FFY). For FY 1996-97, this would be FFY 1993; for FY 1997-98, this would be for FFY 1994, and so on.

3 Reflects activity during state fiscal year. Each state fiscal year represents multiple federal awards for those separate juvenile block grant programs.

5. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will award and administer Federal Local Enforcement Block Grant Funds at a higher level (more grants and a higher total dollar amount of grants awarded) than in FY 1997-98.

6. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will award and administer federal funds for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program.

1 The remainder of funds is used for a planning grant by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

7. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Programs Program will allocate and administer federal formula discretionary grant funds, utilizing these funds for the establishment of a repository for protective orders statewide.

1 As may become available through federal discretionary channels. The LCLE applies for discretionary funding to meet state criminal justice system priorities that are not otherwise funded or are only partially funded. The number of grant programs available in the areas in which the state needs assistance varies from year to year. These efforts are above and beyond the normal operating parameters of the agency, since most of the funding sought and obtained is to support programs in other state criminal justice agencies.

Explanatory Note: Given the timing for preparation of budget request documents in Louisiana, the LCLE would be required to guess how much funding might be appropriated by the U.S. Congress into discretionary grant programs for which LCLE could compete in FY 1998-99. Discretionary grants from the U.S. Department of Justice are typically competitive in nature and are designed to support developmental initiatives that the congress has targeted. This means that the fundable areas and the amount of funding available for any given area will change from year to year, based on appropriations by congress and modifications to guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Justice pursuant to specific authorizing legislation for the various discretionary grant programs. It is the LCLE's position to compete for discretionary grant funding to support programs of high priority to the state criminal justice system within that federal framework. This indicator illustrates that the agency has competed successfully for discretionary grants. However, projection of this indicator into FY 1998-99 is too dependent upon contingencies beyond agency control or estimation to allow a meaningful forecast.

8. The Federal Programs Program will establish a statewide reporting network for law enforcement and criminal justice data collection, finalizing Phase II for the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS) by October 1, 1998, maintain and support a system for agencies reporting crime data and agencies participating in Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System (LIBRS) certification, and continue to capture the percentage of population covered by agencies reporting under the Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR).

1 The Phase II Strategic Plan for ICJIS is an iterative process among the various state level criminal justice agencies, the ICJIS Strategic Planning Team, and the local criminal justice agencies. A "percentage of completion" measurement applied to this indicator would be highly subjective and not meaningful information indicative of project progress. For example, all of the major documents developed as part of the Phase II plan remain in draft form until the final stages of the project. This is because decisions made on later components may well impact decisions made earlier in the draft documents. If "percentage completion" were used as an indicator, the measurement would likely show 0% until the final quarter, when it would jump to 100%. The project is structured to allow for the interplay among various documents by maintaining them in draft form until they are included in the final Louisiana ICJIS strategic Plan Phase II document at the end of the project.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers and federal funds. Interagency transfers means of financing is received from the Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Fund for use of computer services provided by LANET/OTM. Federal funds are derived from the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act, Drug Control and System Improvement Formula Grant Program, the Omnibus Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 as amended, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Justice Assistance Sections.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$727,853

$17,831,710

12

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

1

 

Adds one authorized position to correct the total number of authorized positions

 

 

 

 

 

$727,853

$17,831,710

13

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$2,669

0

 

Annualization of 1997-'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$5,931

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($322)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($310)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$1,592

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

$0

($8,812)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

$12,024

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$267

$267

0

 

UPS Fees

$0

$3,000,000

0

 

Increase federal grant award for Crime Victims Assistance Funds

$0

$335,000

0

 

Increase federal funds for receipt of Title V for Juvenile Delinquency services

$0

$102,000

0

 

Increase for Local Law Enforcement Block grant funds

$0

$1,500,000

0

 

Increase for Byrne Memorial Block Drug federal funds

 

 

 

 

 

$728,120

$22,781,749

13

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$267

$4,950,039

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 127.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.9% of the total request ($22,802,734) for this program. The net increase in this program is primarily the result of an increase in federal funds for the Crime Victims Assistance and the Byrne Memorial Block grant.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$1,117,510

 

Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Act for aid to local criminal justice agencies

$6,035,145

 

Drug Control and Improvement Formula Grant for aid to local criminal justice agencies to combat the drug problem through apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of drug offenders

 

 

$203,000

 

Federal Crime Victims Compensation Assistance Program (This expenditure is contingent upon receipt of a like amount of federal funding.)

$6,593,521

 

Federal Crime Victims Assistance Program for aid to local criminal justice agencies assisting the victims of a crime

$48,151

 

Statistical Analysis Clearinghouse (SAC) for disseminating criminal justice statistics to local criminal justice agencies

$167,607

 

Prison Capacity Program for aid to local criminal justice agencies for providing local criminal justice statistical and programmatic information

$450,000

 

Uniform Crime Reporting Program - Aid to local governments for developing an incident and arrest reporting system statewide

$3,000,000

 

Federal Funds to assist governmental entities to develop and strengthen prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women

$1,300,000

 

Federal Funds to improve the state's criminal history records system and participate in the National Instant Criminal Background check system (NICS)

$346,000

 

Title V funds for prevention and education on Juvenile Delinquency and programs to improve the Juvenile Justice System

$1,650,000

 

Byrne Memorial Block federal funds to provide financial assistance to state governments for improvement to criminal history records system, Criminal Justice System, and anti-drug efforts

 

 

 

$20,910,934

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$7,378

 

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

$66,102

 

Rent in State-owned buildings

$193,000

 

Department of Justice for the Career Drug Program

$975,101

 

Federal grants to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, and the Office of State Police

 

 

 

$1,241,581

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$32,599

 

Replacement of computer and office equipment.

 

 

 

$32,599

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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