Program Authorization: Act 458 of 1989
The mission of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority program is to minimize the existence of and the disabling effects of mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities and to maximize opportunities for individuals and families affected by those conditions to achieve a better quality of life and to participate more fully within the community.
The goals of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority program are:
1. Ensure comprehensive services and supports, which improve the quality of life and community participation, are provided for persons with serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities.
2. Provide effective limited intervention to minimize the disabling effects for those individuals with less severe conditions and disorders.
The clinics/offices operated by JPHSA are comprised of those formerly designated as Region X, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, (DHH). JPHSA has possession and operating control of all personal and real property previously under the control of DHH.
The JPHSA is governed by a twelve person governing board, composed of nine members appointed by the Jefferson Parish Council, and three members appointed by the Governor of Louisiana. The JPHSA is managed by its board of directors,.
The JPHSA Program includes an administrative subprogram and three service delivery programs: Outpatient Services, Community Support Services and Developmental Disabilities. Services are provided by JPHSA staff, as well as through contract provider relationships.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority operates two mental health centers, three substance abuse centers, one developmental disabilities office, one community support office, and one administrative office.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will increase the number of individuals with developmental disabilities that have paying jobs in the community by 21%.
2. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will assist 50 persons with developmental disabilities in obtaining a home of their own in their own community.
3. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will assist the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities in transitioning 22 adults from developmental centers to living arrangements in the community.
4. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will reduce by 10% the number of hospital admissions through the Single Point of Entry Process for persons with mental illness.
5. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will increase by 9% the number of persons with severe mental illness who are gainfully employed in supported employment programs.
6. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will find and maintain permanent housing for 35 individuals and/or families who are identified as homeless as a result of mental illness or substance abuse.
7. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will increase by 40% the number of persons receiving treatment for gambling addiction.
8. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will increase by 25% the number of persons served in the Drug Court treatment programs.
9. In FY 1998-99, the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Program will increase the number of people receiving services in mental health clinics that meet target population criteria by 3%.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
Although the total financing for this program should be state general fund under the Memorandum of Understanding between Jefferson Parish and the Department of Health and Hospitals, in the existing operating budget, an interagency transfer of $38,200 did occur as a result of a BA-7.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Supplemental Appropriations for Jefferson Parish's portion of the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities appropriation for the provision of services due to an increase in total funds and services by an amendment to the general appropriation bill. Additional funds were also provided from the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the Synar Amendment, the Drug Court and consumer initiatives. These were due to increases in federal grant funds.
Supplemental Appropriations for Jefferson Parish's portion of the Office of Mental Health's budget due to an increase in the total appropriation in FY98 because of an amendment to the appropriation bill for an increase in the Cash Subsidy program, Act 378 funds and for Pharmacy Costs.
Means of Financing Substitution(s) - Replace an interagency transfer with general fund to compensate for a BA-7 in FY98 that allowed for interagency transfers to be substituted for general fund even though Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority does not receive IAT normally
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.5% of the total request ($13,454,000) for this program. This budget is funded at almost the exact level it was in Fiscal Year 1997-98 except for the series of statewide adjustments for rate changes.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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