Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409
The mission of the Rehabilitation Program is to provide an environment that enables behavioral changes by making rehabilitation opportunities available to inmates that will increase their odds of being successful when reintegrated into society.
The goals of the Rehabilitation Program are:
1. Increase the odds of inmates being successful when reintegrated into society by providing literacy, academic and vocational educational programs, and religious guidance programs for those who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate.
2. Provide benefits to state and local governments by requiring all able-bodied inmates to participate in work programs and on-the-job training.
3. Provide inmates an opportunity for spiritual growth and constructive ways to interact and use energy by offering religious guidance and recreational programs.
The Rehabilitation Program provides rehabilitation opportunities to offenders through literacy, academic and vocational educational programs, religious guidance programs, recreational programs, on-the-job training, and institutional work programs.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Rehabilitation Program will provide rehabilitation opportunities to offenders in order to enable offenders to enhance their mental and physical development and readjust to society upon their release.
1 Funding for teachers and educational materials is provided by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Those funds are not included in the Rehabilitation Program budget and are not part of the percentage of total institution budget that is rehabilitation.
1 Vocational programs provided by Louisiana Technical College, Sowela Branch, include welding, auto body repair, and auto mechanics.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded entirely with state general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 26.2% of the total request ($429,045) for this program. The increase is primarily attributed to the funding of replacement equipment.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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