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Program D: Diagnostic

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The EHCC Adult Reception and Diagnostic Center (ARDC) provides one of the most modern facilities and procedures for diagnostic and classification services in the South. Newly committed state inmates receive a complete medical examination, a thorough psychological evaluation, and an in-depth social workup. At the end of this two-week-long process, the inmate is assigned to one of the state correctional facilities. This placement is based on security status, specific needs of each inmate, and institutional availability and needs. The inmate is then transferred to the facility best suited to his and society's needs. Adult male inmates are screened upon intake at the ARDC. Adult female inmates are screened upon intake at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW). Professional staff from EHCC aid in the intake procedures at LCIW, located nearby in St. Gabriel.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Diagnostic Program will provide efficient and effective diagnosis, evaluation, and placement of offenders committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

EHCC ADULT RECEPTION AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, FY 1990-91 THROUGH FY 1993-94

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of persons processed annually

5,531

7,781

7,635

6,605

6,510

5,991

Average occupancy

336

285

374

384

384

384

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$3,111,358

$3,111,358

87

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$3,111,358

$3,111,358

87

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$53,802

$53,802

0

 

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

$36,350

$36,350

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($59,986)

($59,986)

(2)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$81,194

$81,194

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($13,918)

($13,918)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$17,215

$17,215

1

 

Transfer of one Health Information Processor position from the Health Services Program to properly reflect funding in the appropriate program

 

 

 

 

 

$3,226,015

$3,226,015

86

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$114,657

$114,657

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.8% of the total request ($3,368,259) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the transfer of one position, with appropriate funding, from the Health Services Program to properly reflect the funding in the appropriate program in addition to the necessary adjustments needed to fully fund the 86 recommended positions.

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 1997-1998.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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