Return to the main page | Previous document | Next document


Program C: Rehabilitation

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

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 offers 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 DCI

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

122

75

61

78

82

90

Number receiving GED

24

17

16

34

26

21

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 1

105

135

293

236

421

391

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

114

259

65

31

234

161

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

118

183

162

128

108

69

1 Vocational programs provided through Folkes Vocational Technical School include: electronics, auto mechanics, meat processing, and chicken processing.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$197,289

$197,289

4

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$197,289

$197,289

4

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$3,057

$3,057

0

 

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

$1,524

$1,524

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$2,118

$2,118

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($438)

($438)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($6,921)

($6,921)

0

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

$196,629

$196,629

4

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($660)

($660)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 79.2% of the total request ($248,256) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the retirement rate adjustment.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$2,620

 

Contract chaplain services to provide religious services to the inmates

 

 

 

$2,620

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

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

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


Return to the main page | Previous document | Next document