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Program C: Rehabilitation

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES AT PCC

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

51

49

49

51

52

54

Number receiving GED

19

13

14

21

10

10

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 1

69

55

57

50

36

61

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

33

22

28

35

21

29

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

27

73

58

44

14

17

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$108,949

$108,949

3

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$108,949

$108,949

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$4,000

$4,000

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Replacement/New: +$4,000)

$2,221

$2,221

0

 

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

$3,936

$3,936

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($6,556)

($6,556)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($335)

($335)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$112,215

$112,215

3

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$3,266

$3,266

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$3,963

 

Replace office equipment and two buffers.

 

 

 

$3,963

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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