Program Authorization: R.S. 15:574.2-15:574.12 and R.S. 36:401-409
The mission of the Administration and Support Program is to provide management directions, guidance, and coordination as well as to provide the administrative support services necessary for all operational needs.
The goals of the Administration and Support Program are:
1. Provide for administration and leadership on a statewide level for services rendered to adult jurisdictional courts, the Parole and Pardon Boards, and the Interstate Compact states.
2. Ensure that services are provided according to statutes and in a manner that best serves the needs of the offender and the community, maintains efficiency and effectiveness, and maintains American Correctional Association accreditation standards.
To carry out its mission, the Administration and Support Program provides quality administration, policy development, financial management and leadership. To increase efficiency and effectiveness, policies and procedures are reviewed in order to standardize processes to the extent possible. This change required development by the Administration and Support Program of the necessary documents and procedures to guide the process. Appropriate staffing standards and formulas are developed and implemented; workloads are monitored and compared to statutory workload limits. Priority is placed on the hearing of parole and probation revocation cases in an expeditious manner.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Administration and Support Program will ensure that the Probation and Parole Division maintains American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation and supervises offenders at a cost that, on average, does not exceed $1.73 per day per offender supervised
According to the Legislative Fiscal Office, Louisiana's average expenditure per offender supervised is the fourth lowest among Southern Legislative Conference states (for which information is available) and is less than the regional average (see the following table).
1 Probation and parole services are provided by a separate agency.
2 Figure is only for probationers and does not include parolees.
Source: Adult Correctional Systems: A Comparative Data Report Submitted to the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee , Southern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments, Fall 1997.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with state general fund and fees and self-generated revenues. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from fees collected from those individuals who are on probation and parole to partially reimburse the agency for the cost of their supervision.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Technical adjustment to realign the Self-Generated Fees generated through the collection of Probation and Parole Supervision Fees between programs to properly reflect the correct means of financing in the appropriate program
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 76.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 63.8% of the total request ($2,292,166) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the statewide Risk Management adjustment.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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