Program Authorization: R.S. 15:901-908
Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City (LTI-Bridge City) is a secure correctional facility for male juveniles adjudicated delinquent. LTI-Bridge City received American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation in June 1994.
The mission of Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City is to provide for the custody, care, and treatment of adjudicated offenders through enforcement of the laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates and reintegrate offenders into society.
The goals of Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City are:
1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective correctional custodial and supervisory 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 other 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, Louisiana Training Institute - Bridge City will maintain accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) while continuing to provide services in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible.
2. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will provide for the secure confinement and support of juvenile offenders committed to that institution while maintaining a safe working environment for staff.
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, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will provide treatment and rehabilitation opportunities geared to the assessed needs of juvenile offenders.
4. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana Training Institute -Bridge City will operate the Short-Term Offender Program (STOP).
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 the inmate road clean up 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
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 90.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 80.3% of the total request ($6,631,883) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the statewide Risk Management adjustment and the adjustment in attrition.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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