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Program C: Rehabilitation

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-109

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Rehabilitation Program is to provide an environment that enables behavioral changes by making rehabilitation opportunities available to inmates that will increase their odds of being successful when reintegrated into society.

The goals of the Rehabilitation Program are:

1. Increase the odds of inmates being successful when reintegrated into society by providing literacy, academic and vocational education programs, and religious guidance programs for those who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate.

2. Provide benefits to state and local governments by requiring all able-bodied inmates to participate in work programs and on-the-job training.

3. Provide inmates an opportunity for spiritual growth and constructive ways to interact and use energy by offering religious guidance and recreational programs.

The Rehabilitation Program provides rehabilitation opportunities to offenders through literacy, academic, and vocational programs, religious guidance programs, recreational programs, on-the-job training, and institutional work programs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Rehabilitation Program will provide rehabilitation opportunities to offenders in order to enable offenders to enhance their mental and physical development and readjust to society upon their release.

1 Funding for teachers and educational materials is provided by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Those funds are not included in the Rehabilitation Program budget and are not part of the percentage of total institution budget that is rehabilitation.

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES AT LCIW

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

53

96

52

51

47

51

Number receiving GED

71

66

35

16

42

37

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 1

72

74

61

56

89

123

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

42

26

41

52

37

97

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

51

38

27

25

54

69

1 Vocational programs provided through Louisiana Technical College, Westside Branch, include: information processing tech, custom sewing, upholstery, culinary arts, and horticulture.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$217,567

$217,567

5

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$217,567

$217,567

5

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($3,365)

($3,365)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$3,365)

$3,106

$3,106

0

 

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

$2,123

$2,123

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($14,492)

($14,492)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($522)

($522)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$43,334

$43,334

1

 

Salary and acquisition costs associated with the 166-bed expansion

 

 

 

 

 

$247,751

$247,751

6

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$30,184

$30,184

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 113.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.2% of the total request ($290,673) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the costs associated with the 166-bed expansion.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$5,160

 

Purchase new desks, chair and filing cabinets for the 166-bed expansion

 

 

 

$5,160

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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