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Program C: Jetson Correctional Center for Youth

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:901-908

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Jetson Correctional Center for Youth (JCCY) in Baton Rouge is a secure correctional facility for male and female juveniles adjudicated delinquent. JCCY received American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation in June 1994.

The mission of Jetson Correctional Center for Youth is to provide for the custody, control, care, and treatment of adjudicated offenders through enforcement of laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates reintegrate offenders into society.

The goals of Jetson Correctional Center for Youth are:

1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective custodial and supervisor programs.

2. Provide for the safety of correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in institutional and field operations.

3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, medical care, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.

4. Provide an environment that enables behavior change by making rehabilitative opportunities available for inmates who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate in rehabilitative programs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, Jetson Correctional Center for Youth will maintain accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) while providing services in the most economical, efficient, and effective way possible.

2. In FY 1998-99, Jetson Correctional Center for Youth will provide for the secure confinement and support of juvenile offenders committed to that institution while maintaining a safe working environment for staff.

SECURITY TRENDS AT JCCY

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of offenders per corrections security officer

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

Number of escapes

41

6

8

0

0

Number of apprehensions

39

5

6

0

0

Explanatory Note: Data on escapes and apprehensions were not collected and reported at an institutional level prior to FY 1992-93.

3. In FY 1998-99, Jetson Correctional Center for Youth will provide treatment and rehabilitation opportunities geared to the assessed needs of juvenile offenders.

ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT JCCY

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in GED program

46

36

56

30

52

Number receiving GED

42

48

67

89

113

Average monthly enrollment in votech program

66

41

60

65

72

Number receiving votech certificate

25

41

71

65

220

Explanatory Note: Data on academic, vocational, and literacy activities were not collected and reported at an institutional level prior to FY 1992-93.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenues, and federal funds. Interagency transfers are derived from the Department of Education for the school lunch program and from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate road cleanup crews. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the employee purchase of meals and telephone commissions. Federal funds are derived from Social Security for Supplemental Security Income payments for eligible offenders as reimbursement to the institution for the offenders' care and upkeep.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$15,092,763

$15,873,615

407

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$65,279

$65,279

0

 

Carryforward for major repairs

 

 

 

 

 

$15,158,042

$15,938,894

407

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($65,279)

($65,279)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for major repairs

$241,387

$241,387

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$119,890; Replacement/New: +$361,277)

$226,757

$226,757

0

 

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

$206,266

$206,266

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($816,936)

($816,936)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($51,864)

($51,864)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($906,907)

($906,907)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$369,565

$369,565

13

 

Security, operating services and supply costs associated with the 20-bed expansion

($80)

($80)

0

 

Adjust interagency transfers with the Department of Public Safety for radio user fees

$226,208

$226,208

0

 

Master Sergeant pay and Corrections Security Officer retention pay plans

 

 

 

 

 

$14,587,159

$15,368,011

420

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($570,883)

($570,883)

13

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 96.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.2% of the total request ($18,466,181) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the statewide Risk Management adjustment.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$144,765

 

Contracted medical services for the juvenile offenders - psychiatrist, optometrist, and dentist

 

 

 

$144,765

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$2,685

 

Allocation to the Comprehensive Public Training Program

$120

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

$2,614

 

Allocation to the State Treasurer's Office

$31,881

 

Administrative cost in Corrections-Administration associated with the Federal School Lunch Program

 

 

 

$37,300

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$361,277

 

Replace various pieces of security, kitchen, maintenance and office equipment; replace keying system, drainage system and replace current telephone system with the ESSX telephone system

 

 

 

$361,277

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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