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Program A: Adult Community-Based Rehabilitation Program

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:1111-1112

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Adult Community-Based Rehabilitation Program is to provide housing, recreation, and other treatment activities aimed at resocialization rather than isolation of adult offenders who have been approved for participation in a work release program. The program provides a smooth transition of offenders from prison back into society by affording an opportunity for offenders to obtain employment prior to release from state custody; this assists both the offender and his family. These facilities are nonsecure, community-based residential facilities that have generally been utilized as a reintegration resource. The use of the facilities has expanded as an alternative to incarceration for parole technical violators. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections has developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed by community contractors who house adult inmates in community rehabilitation centers; these SOPs include provisions for American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation. The responsibilities of the Division of Probation and Parole have been expanded to include monitoring of functions and services of community rehabilitation centers (halfway houses and work release programs). Of the seven work release facilities monitored by the Division of Probation and Parole, three are contracted to private providers and four are operated through cooperative endeavor agreement with the local sheriff's office.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Adult Community-Based Rehabilitation Program will continue to implement the process of "bidding out" the housing of offenders who are determined to be qualified for work release programs in order to ensure that these services are obtained at the lowest possible cost and maintain a quality program.

1 As contracts for these programs expire, new contracts will require that ACA accreditation be obtained and maintained.

ADULT COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS IN SOUTHERN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE STATES

(As of July 1, 1997)

 

STATE

NUMBER OF INMATES IN COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

PERCENTAGE OF ADULT INMATE POPULATION (HOUSED IN STATE FACILITIES) THAT ARE HOUSED IN COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

ANNUAL OPERATING COST PER INMATE (FY 1996-97 ACTUAL)1

Alabama

3,235

15.8%

$3,831

Arkansas

496

5.7%

$10,961

Florida

2,296

3.5%

$11.041

Georgia

707

1.9%

$15,030

Kentucky

403

3.6%

$0

Louisiana

568

3.2%

$6,579

Maryland

1,032

4.6%

Not Available

Mississippi

1,112

8.3%

$8,855

Missouri

2,275

9.6%

Not Available

North Carolina 2

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Oklahoma

2,165

14.6%

$11,512

South Carolina 3

Not Available

Not Available

$0

Tennessee

581

4.1%

$2,695

Texas

2,262

1.6%

Not Available

Virginia

1,535

6.2%

$20,540

West Virginia

150

6.2%

$10,313

TOTAL/AVERAGE

18,817

4.5%

$10,136

1 Annual operating costs include those attributed to each state corrections department. Expenditures associated with noncorrections budget units for inmate support are not included.

2 In North Carolina, custody refers to the level of containment provided by type and structure of the facilities perimeter control. Therefore, the figures for North Carolina are not included in this table.

3 The security designation for South Carolina has changed significantly in the last year because of the restructuring of the classification system. Therefore the figures for South Carolina are not included in this table.

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.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,471,249

$2,471,249

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,471,249

$2,471,249

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$2,471,249

$2,471,249

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($2,471,249) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$2,471,249

 

Provides for the housing of 371 inmates in private work release facilities in Monroe, Lake Charles and Lafayette

 

 

 

$2,471,249

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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